Granny Was a Buffer Girl

Berlie Doherty


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UCLan Publishing
4 January 2024
ISBN: 9781915235817
148 pages

From the publisher

Before leaving Sheffield for a year's adventure in France, 18 year-old Jess joins a family gathering. They share stories that have bound them together through generations. Stories of heartbreak, humour and romance. She listens to the tale of her grandparents, whose love kept them together in spite of family conflicts; of her other granny Dorothy's daily toil from the dirt and grime of the buffing wheel; and of her parents' first meeting. And, of course, there's Jess's own story too. Granny was a Buffer Girl won the Carnegie Medal in 1986. Illustrated by Tamsin Rosewell.