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Twopence to Cross the Mersey Audiobook

Twopence to Cross the Mersey

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This major best-selling memoir of a poverty-stricken childhood in Liverpool is one of the most harrowing but uplifting books you will ever hear. When Helen Forrester's father went bankrupt in 1930, she and her six siblings were forced into utmost poverty and slum surroundings in Depression-ridden Liverpool. The running of the household and the care of the younger children all fell on 12-year-old Helen.

With very little food or help from her feckless parents, Helen led a life of unrelenting drudgery and hardship. Writing about her experiences later in life, Helen Forrester shed light on an almost forgotten part of life in Britain. Written with good humour and a lack of self-pity, Forrester's memoir of these grim days is as heart-warming as it is shocking.

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    shine-on2 UK 20/11/2016
    shine-on2 UK 20/11/2016

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    I originally read the books many years ago .. loved it just as much hearing it!

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    wendy Sutherland, United Kingdom 13/10/2016
    wendy Sutherland, United Kingdom 13/10/2016 Member Since 2012
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    Could not even get passed first 10 minutes as narrator mocking the worst Liverpool accent I have ever heard

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    Cillalan 17/09/2016
    Cillalan 17/09/2016 Member Since 2014

    I must admit to being an avid listener whilst ironing! The most hideous pursuit on the planet needs some form of counterbalance!

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    "Takes you to a place you would never ope to visit"

    We all know this world existed, I have friends whose parents were raised there in these conditions but the reality is harsh. The author makes a very good attempt to bring this reality to life. Enjoy is almost the wrong word as the scenario of that existance is abhorrent.

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