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Twopence to Cross the Mersey

by Helen Forrester
£8.99   paperback  HarperCollins Publishers (2016)

Twopence to Cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester Helen Forrester's poignant story of her poverty-striken childhood in Liverpool during the 1930s has become a bestselling modern classic.

When Helen Forrester's father went bankrupt in 1930, she and her six siblings were forced from comfortable middle-class life in southern England to utmost povery in the Depression-ridden North.

The running of the household, in slum surroundings and with little food, and the care of the younger children all fell on twelve-year-old Helen. She writes about her experiences without self-pity but rather with a rich sense of humour which makes her touching account of these grim days before the Welfare State funny as well as painful.

ISBN 13: 9780008180966 | ISBN 10: 0008180962