A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin

Kobo ebook | December 20, 2012

byHelen Forrester

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A powerful new novel, heart-breaking but ultimately uplifting, from the author of the classic Twopence to Cross The Mersey. Life in a Liverpool tenement block during the Great Depression is a grim struggle for Martha Connelly and her poverty-stricken family, as every day renews the threat of homelessness, hunger and disease. Family warmth remains constant however, despite the misery and disquiet of the slum surroundings, and the indomitible neighbourhood puts up a relentless fight for survival. Helen Forrester’s poignant novel relays bleakness and hardships, but celebrates also the spirit of unified hope and the restorative values of the close-knit community.

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A powerful new novel, heart-breaking but ultimately uplifting, from the author of the classic Twopence to Cross The Mersey. Life in a Liverpool tenement block during the Great Depression is a grim struggle for Martha Connelly and her poverty-stricken family, as every day renews the threat of homelessness, hunger and disease. Family war...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 20, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007387385

ISBN - 13:9780007387380

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cuppa Tea and asprin this is a wonderful book to read I hated to see it, end . I would this book recomend this book if they enjoy books about the war yearsn
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cuppa Tea and asprin this is a wonderful book to read I hated to see it, end . I would this book recomend this book if they enjoy books about the war yearsn
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant read I thought this book was captivating from the begin ing.It was really worth while buying and i do not think readers will be disappointed.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs I was born as the war ended,Iremember rationing,shoes packed with cardboard and a mother who always said that she was not hungry when there was not enough to go round. This story ,tough much harder than my life reminds me of the sacrifices made by mothers everywhere.Heartbreaking,heartwarming.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A cuppa tea and an asperin Really enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cuppa and an asprin Extremely well written, ought to be read by a lot of youngsters nowadays to make them grateful for what they have!
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I love this book so interesting and makes u see that old people once had the same worries and issues that I do now!!
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cuppa tea and an aspirin A really good read very descriptive of back ground and the people in it Excellant
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cuppa tea and an aspirin A book you just cannot put down I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cuppa tea and an aspirin This is yet another totally fantastic classic from the LEGEND that was Helen Forrester, if you like books that are full of hardship, and real life in England PLEASE read the selection of Helen Forrester books you will NOT be disappointed I promise you that! Helen is the oldest of 7 children born to well heeled parents who lost all their money and are now being dragged up in the back streets of Liverpool. Its funny, sad, and a totally brilliant read.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Easy reading good holiday read
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin Read as an e-book written by Helen Forrester brings to life the grinding poverty and grit of Liverpool's women and families who lived in Courts. Their comradeship and barely survival was heroic. A little maudlin in the final pages though it brings a heartening conclusion.
Date published: 2013-09-06