Sequel to "Twopence to Cross the Mersey' - Helen Forrester's poverty-stricken childhood in Liverpool during the Depression.
The Forrester family is slowly winning the fight for survival. But fourteen-year-old Helen's personal battle is to persuade her parents to allow her to earn her own living, to lead her own life after the years of neglect and inadequate schooling while she cared for her six younger brothers and sisters. Her untiring struggles against illness caused by severe malnutrition and dirt (she has her first bath in four years) and above all the selfish demands of her parents, make this story of amazing courage and perseverance both heartbreaking and inspiring.
- Publication Date:
- 31 / 07 / 1996
- 109 x 178mm