Twopence to Cross the Mersey / Liverpool Miss: AND Liverpool Miss

Twopence to Cross the Mersey / Liverpool Miss: AND Liverpool Miss

By: Helen Forrester (author)Paperback

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First 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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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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780007279784
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780007279784
  • weight: 288
  • ISBN10: 0007279787

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