Sequel to 'Twopence To Cross The Mersey' and 'Liverpool Miss'.
This third volume in the classic story of Helen Forrester's childhood and adolescence in Liverpool during the 1930s recounts Helen's transition from abject poverty to fledgling romance and personal liberty.
Helen has managed to achieve a small measure of independence. At seventeen, she has fought and won two bitter battles with her parents, the first for the right to educate herself at evening classes, the second for the right to go out to work. Her parents are still as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children lack blankets, let alone proper beds, but for Helen the future brightens as she begins to make friends of her own age and to develop a social life outside the home. At twenty, still never kissed by a lover, Helen meets a strong, tall seaman and falls in love.