Twopence to Cross the Mersey / Liverpool Miss : AND Liverpool Miss, Paperback Book

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


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sagas
  • ISBN: 9780007279784



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