Twopence to Cross the Mersey : The Complete Helen Forrester Memoirs

  • by Helen Forrester
  • Narrated by Liane-Rose Bunce
  • Series: The Complete Helen Forrester Memoirs
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dreadful Liverpool accent!

Read this book years ago and decided to listen to it, I couldn't get past the first chapter. The narrators accent was appaling . At least get a liverpuddlian to read it not someone who is trying and failing badly to sound like they come from there. Completely spoilt the book.
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- hazel

Narrator is the worst ever

Could not even get passed first 10 minutes as narrator mocking the worst Liverpool accent I have ever heard
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- wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-08-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios