A GREAT grandmother has put lockdown to good use by finishing her latest book in time for her 80th birthday.

Edna Hunneysett, who has already had several books published, challenged herself last Christmas to finish her latest book in time for her birthday at the end of July.

She found that being in self-isolation at her North York Moors home with her husband for many months, helped her in achieving this.

Mrs Hunneysett has now published 'Greener Pastures and Brown Blazers', a heart-warming story of growing up in the early 1950s and continuing a semi-biographical account of her life immediately on from the very popular first novel 'Greener Beyond The Hill'.

The book follows the journey of an eleven-year-old girl from leaving her farm and family for the first time for boarding school life in Scarborough.

It spans five years and tells of lasting friendships, learning to swim, passing exams and the inevitable boy interests, village dances and motorbike rides. Copies are available from the publishers Chipmunkapublishing.co.uk