I’m not full of self-belief, probably because of my upbringing and poor background
Carlisle born and bred, she grew up in Caldewgate. In the 1950s the family moved to the new Harraby estate. “That was amazing. We had a bathroom and an inside toilet.” She pauses and asks “You’re not going to write this as a Catherine Cookson story, are you? The country was just coming out of the Second World War. Because nobody had anything, everybody was contented and there was a sense of community.