Twopence to cross the Mersey / Helen Forrester.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: London : Harper, 2016.
ISBN: 9780008180966 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Jonathon Cape, 1974.
When Helen Forrester's father went bankrupt in 1930 she and her six siblings were forced into utmost poverty and slum surroundings in Depression-ridden Liverpool. The running of the household and the care of the younger children all fell on 12-year-old Helen. With very little food or help from her parents, Helen led a life of unrelenting drudgery and hardship. Writing about her experiences later in life, Helen Forrester shed light on an almost forgotten part of life in Britain. Written with good humour and a lack of self-pity, Forrester's memoir of these grim days is as heart-warming as it is shocking.
224 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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