The Complete Helen Forrester 4-Book Memoir: Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Liverpool Miss, By the Waters of Liverpool, Lime Street at Two by Helen Forrester

The Complete Helen Forrester 4-Book Memoir: Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Liverpool Miss, By the…

byHelen Forrester

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The complete four-volume collection of classic memoir recounting a poverty-stricken childhood in 1930s Liverpool that started with Twopence To Cross the Mersey. Twopence To Cross The Mersey – When Helen Forrester’s father went bankrupt in 1930 she and her six siblings were forced into dreadful poverty in Depression-ridden Liverpool. Managing the household and caring for the younger children all fell on twelve-year-old Helen. Written without self-pity, Forrester’s memoir of these grim days is as heart-warming as it is shocking. Liverpool Miss – Life remains extremely tough for fourteen-year-old Helen. Her continuing struggles against malnutrition, dirt and, above all, the selfish demands of her parents, are deeply shocking. But Helen’s fortitude in the most harrowing of situations makes this a story of amazing courage. By The Waters Of Liverpool – though her parents are as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children go without, for Helen the future is brightening. At seventeen, she has fought won some important battles with her parents and won, then she meets Harry… Lime Street At Two – It is 1940 and Helen, now twenty, is working at a welfare centre. Her wages are pitifully low and her mother claims the whole of them for housekeeping but she is still thrilled to be gaining some independence. As WWII rages, tragedy isn’t very far away, but Helen faces it with courage and determination.
Title:The Complete Helen Forrester 4-Book Memoir: Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Liverpool Miss, By the…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 5, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007550405

ISBN - 13:9780007550401

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mrs A heartwarming story of love,luck and perseverance.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs A heartwarming story of love,luck and perseverance.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By The Waters of Liverpool I so wanted a happy ending for Helen and this was bitter sweet. A lovely book .
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By the waters of liverpool Really enjoyed reading about helen and her family and what they overcome
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs Yet another brilliant book, had me crying with sadness for Helen and so angry with her mother.
Date published: 2014-04-10