Ms Sturgeon said it was a rarity to hear “authentic working-class women’s voices” in many walks of life and said she remembered women joining “menages” – which are self-managed savings programs and soup pots, featured in Godley’s novel.
Godley was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and went viral on social media for her comedic voiceovers of Ms Sturgeon’s Covid briefings.
The pair discussed how the voiceovers came about where Godley revealed she had always done them.
She considered doing them during the Covid pandemic because of the impact the virus had on people, but it was her daughter Ashley Storrie who encouraged her to keep doing them.
She said: “We did this for the sake of it, when I did the first one I said, I can’t do it, people have died. This is not the right thing to do.
“But when they left, people told me they were really funny.”
Mrs. Sturgeon said, “There were two things you used to say and it was that ‘My feet killed me’.
“My feet mostly killed me, and that I was starving and that I was starving most of the time.”
Among the most popular were Mrs. Sturgeon’s, which often ended with a now-infamous phrase, “Frank!
Get the door!”
Godley revealed that Frank was based on a man who read “cowboy books” at the pub where she worked.