Novelist Margaret signs in Sheffield

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ALL aboard for a copy of Margaret Dickinson’s newest novel all about a tram ride through Sheffield during World War Two.

The Clippie Girls is the Lincolnshire writer’s 29th novel – but it is the first with a Sheffield woman as the hero.

The book tells the tale of Peggy, a young and beautiful tram conductress on duty during the Sheffield Blitz.

When Peggy’s tram is caught in a bomb blast, she bravely helps to rescue her passengers.

Margaret, who has sold 500,000 books worldwide, signed copies of her latest work at Sheffield Library, WH Smith and also at Watersone’s.

She usually sets her novels in idyllic country locations in Lincolnshire, but decided to base her latest work in Sheffield following a visit to the Tram Museum in Crich.

She said: “I was at Crich Tramway Museum where I saw one of the bombed-out trams,”

“I started thinking what if a girl had been working that night? That was my inspiration.”