I live in South Yorkshire. I left school when I was fifteen to work in general labouring jobs. Whatever else I was doing, I was always writing poems, short stories, novels.
I was encouraged to write while at school by two teachers, Mrs. Tooth and Miss. Stafford. Taking their advice has given me endless hours of pleasure. I also enjoy walking, gardening, eating out, real ale and music.
We meet Betty at the tender age of sixteen when she is helping a neighbour on a fairground stall. The year is 1912. We learn much about the way of life for people who've always had to work hard, whether as a servant, in a laundry or later in a mining community.