The Complete Helen Forrester Memoirs
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  • 1
    Twopence to Cross the Mersey | Helen Forrester

    Twopence to Cross the Mersey

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Helen Forrester
    • Narrated By Liane-Rose Bunce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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. Writing about her experiences later in life, Helen Forrester shed light on an almost forgotten part of life in Britain.

    A fabulous story ...

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

    Reviewed on 20 November 2016 by shine-on2 (UK)
  • 2
    Liverpool Miss | Helen Forrester

    Liverpool Miss

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Helen Forrester
    • Narrated By Liane-Rose Bunce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The second volume of Helen Forrester's powerful, painful and ultimately uplifting four-volume autobiography of her poverty-stricken childhood in Liverpool during the Depression. The Forrester family are slowly winning their fight for survival. But 14-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.

    Very enjoyable, confused re: the choice of accent

    Having read Helen Forrester's autobiographies a number of times I was very pleased to find them on audible. They were read very well, with spirit and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 October 2016 by Miss J E swinbank ()
  • 3
    By the Waters of Liverpool | Helen Forrester

    By the Waters of Liverpool

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Helen Forrester
    • Narrated By Liane-Rose Bunce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The third best-selling volume in the powerful story of Helen Forrester's childhood and adolescence in poverty-stricken Liverpool during the 1930s. Helen has managed to achieve a small measure of independence. At 17, 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. Though her parents are still as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children lack blankets, for Helen the future is brightening.

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    Lime Street at Two | Helen Forrester

    Lime Street at Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Helen Forrester
    • Narrated By Liane-Rose Bunce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this audiobook, Helen Forrester continues the moving story of her early life with an account of the war years in blitz-torn Liverpool, and the happiness which she so nearly captured, but which was to elude her twice.

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