By the Waters of Liverpool / Lime Street at Two, Paperback

By the Waters of Liverpool / Lime Street at Two Paperback

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The third and fourth parts of Helen Forrester's autobiography takes Helen from her poverty-stricken upbringing into adulthood and her account of the war years in Blitz-torn Liverpool.

Helen Forrester continues the moving story of her early poverty-stricken life with an account of her teenage years and the devastating effect of the Second World War on her hometown of Liverpool. At seventeen, Helen Forrester's parents are still as irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children still lack adequate food and clothing.

But for Helen, having won a small measure of independence, things are looking up.

Having educated herself at night school and now making friends in her first proper job, she meets a handsome seaman and falls in love for the first time.

But the storm clouds of war are gathering and Helen will experience at first hand the horror of the blitz and the terrible toll that the war exacted on ordinary people.

As ever, Helen faces the future with courage and determination.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Sagas
  • ISBN: 9780007279814



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Synopsis: Helen tells of her life growing into adulthood with constant battles over her money with her Mother who has continued with her indulgent spending habits from when they were a wealthy family. Hungry and depressed, Helen diligently goes to work everyday to come to more work in her home. When war breaks out, we see the effects it had on Helen's family and other ordinary people.My Opinion: A book written by someone who was depressed it not particularly easy to read, however as she learns to stand up for herself and put time into her own personal well-being, the changes she sees in her life are positive and encouraging.

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