Twopence to Cross the Mersey / Liverpool Miss

Helen Forrester

Anno: 2009
Rilegatura: Paperback
Pagine: 416 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 197 x 130 mm
Peso: 300 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007279784
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Descrizione

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.