Twopence to Cross the Mersey / Liverpool Miss
AND Liverpool Miss
By (author) Helen Forrester
Twopence to Cross the Mersey / Liverpool Miss by Helen Forrester
Book DescriptionFirst and second parts of Helen Forresters poignant autobiography. Twopence was the price of the ferry-boat between Liverpool and Birkenhead. A tiny sum but an impassable barrier for the poor of Liverpool - desperate to escape the city's grinding poverty. When Helen Forrester's father went bankrupt in 1930, she and her six siblings were forced from their comfortable middle-class life into utmost destitution in Depression-ridden Liverpool. The running of the household and the care of her younger siblings all fell to twelve-year old Helen. In slum surroundings and with little food or support from her feckless parents, Helen was forced on her own resources. Told with compassion, humour and a remarkable lack of self-pity, this is a fascinating picture of life in Britain before the Welfare State and the moving story one young girl's courage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007279784
(197mm x 130mm x 26mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helen Forrester
By the Waters of Liverpool, Paperback (December 2016)
The third volume in the classic story of Helen Forrester's childhood and adolescence in poverty-stricken Liverpool during the 1930s.
Lime Street at Two, Paperback (December 2016)
The fourth and final part of Helen Forrester's bestselling autobiography continues the moving story of her early poverty-stricken life with an account of the war years in Blitz-torn Liverpool
Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Paperback (December 2016)
This major best-selling memoir of a poverty-stricken childhood in Liverpool is one of the most harrowing but uplifting books you will ever read.
Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Helen Forrester
A powerful new novel, heart-breaking but ultimately uplifting, from the author of the classic Twopence to Cross The Mersey.
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Author Biography - Helen Forrester
Helen Forrester was born in Hoylake, Cheshire, the eldest of seven children. For many years, until she married, her home was Liverpool, a city that features prominently in her work. For many decades, she made her home with her husband and son in Alberta, Canada. Helen died in 2011 aged 92.
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