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Forrester, Helen

Overview
Works: 98 works in 468 publications in 1 language and 7,797 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA690.L8, 823.914
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The Liverpool Basque by Helen Forrester( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of this century, many Basques left their homeland in the Pyrenees, between France and Spain, to seek a better life in the New World. Most passed through the great port of Liverpool on their way. The family of little Manuel Echaniz stayed. The Liverpool Basque is the story of Manuel's childhood and coming of age in the teeming streets of the Mersey docklands. It is a story of poverty, comradeship, hardship and generosity. Brought up by women while the men are at sea, Manuel grows up with a fierce pride in his heritage and a powerful will to survive in an era of deprivation and unemployment. Against all odds, he gets himself an education of sorts and sets off on the long voyage of his life."--Book cover
A cuppa tea and an aspirin by Helen Forrester( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mother of nine and wife of a husband who rarely works is concerned when she learns of the government's plans to break up her community and move everyone miles away
The lemon tree by Helen Forrester( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liverpool Daisy by Helen Forrester( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family woman with a friend dying from lack of medical attention realizes, after being cornered by three men one night, how she can earn the money to help her friend and herself
Three women of Liverpool by Helen Forrester( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three brave women, each trying in their own way to deal with the destruction brought on by the air raids of the Second World War
The latchkey kid by Helen Forrester( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy in the Bible Belt of Canada
Mourning doves by Helen Forrester( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Louise's husband suddenly dies, just after the First World War, she and her daughters are left nothing but debts. Forced to move from their fine Liverpool house to a run-down cottage, the three women must learn to make their way in an entirely new world. They find that there are unexpected opportunities waiting for them
Madame Barbara by Helen Forrester( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a young Liverpool woman widowed in World War II. With the blessing of her mother, she goes to Normandy to see where her husband was killed in the D-Day landings. Once there, she meets an impoverished French farmer. Will these two find happiness together?
Yes, mama by Helen Forrester( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Woodman is born in 1886 into a wealthy Liverpool family. But the husband knows she is not his child and the family rejects her emotionally. Left to the care of servants, it is from them and their families that Alice learns the meaning of love
Lime Street at two by Helen Forrester( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last part of Helen Forrester's moving autobiography of her early poverty-stricken life in blitz-torn Liverpool. In 1940 Helen, now twenty, reeling from the news that her fiance Harry has been killed on an Atlantic convoy, is working long hours at a welfare centre in Bootle, five miles from home. Her wages are pitifully low and her mother claims the whole of them for housekeeping. Then, early in 1941, she gets a new job and begins to enjoy herself a little. But in May the bombing starts again and another move brings more trouble to Helen, trouble which will be faced, as ever, with courage and determination"--Publisher's description
Thursday's child by Helen Forrester( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggie Delaney, a Lancashire girl, is beginning to live again after the heartache of the war. Ajit Singh, a charming young student, is shortly to return to India and an arranged marriage. When they fall in love they know the future will not be easy. But as they begin their new life, far from their homes and their families, they find that love can bring two worlds together
The moneylenders of Shahpur by Helen Forrester( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming story of India, newly free -- a moment when the old and new clashed. Lovely Anasuyabehn had been brought up to obey her loving father in all things. But as soon as she set eyes on Tilak, the brilliant new professor at Shahpur University, she knew she could not marry Mahadev, the wealthy moneylender selected to be her husband. The trouble was that Tilak was not of her caste or religion, and shocked her community with his modern ideas. Torn between passionate love and a deep religious belief, Anasuyabehn longed to follow her heart ... what she did not know was how much both men wanted her
Twopence to cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated Book 1
Minerva's stepchild by Helen Forrester( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates a teenage girl's struggle to survive while helping her once wealthy family recover from the depression that has made their life in Liverpool almost unbearable
The Alberta Diamond Jubilee anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Helen Forrester omnibus by Helen Forrester( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twopence to Cross the Mersey tells of the Forresters' struggle to cope when, in 1930, Helen's father goes bankrupt and the family of nine falls from middle-class affluence into sudden and total penury. Theirs was a world in which if they only had enough money for either coal or food, they chose coal; starving was better than freezing. In Liverpool Miss the family slowly begin to win their fight for survival. But fourteen-year-old Helen's personal battle is still more difficult - to persuade her parents to allow her to earn her own living and lead her own life. Illness caused by severe malnutrition, dirt (she has her first bath in four years), and above all the selfish demands of her parents - these are the challenges she is forced to meet. In By the Waters of Liverpool Helen finally wins the right to go out to work. War breaks out, the younger children are evacuated, more money comes into the house and Helen begins to discover that there is more to life than the everlasting drudgery of bare survival. Lime Street at Two , the final book in the series, recalls the war years and new troubles: Helen's mother stealing from her, her father wasting the family income on drink, and, as a thunderous and terrifying background, the devastation of the Liverpool blitz
Thursday's child by Helen Forrester( Recording )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Delaney was a Lancashire girl born and bred, beginning to live again after the heartache of the war. Ajit Singh was a charming young Indian student, shortly to return to his homeland and an arranged marriage. When Peggy and Ajit fell in love, each one knew the future would not be easy. But as they began their new life, far from their homes and their families, they found that love could bring two worlds together - Container
By the waters of Liverpool by Helen Forrester( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cuppa tea and an aspirin by Helen Forrester( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful story of heartbreak and hope, from the bestselling author of TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY For the dozen families who live in court No. 5 near the Liverpool docks it's more than a place to live, it is a community. Their tiny, tenement houses are among the worst slums in Europe, but the warmth of family, friends and neighbours is a constant support. For Martha Connolly, each day is a struggle. Her husband, Patrick, is more often out of work than not and Martha must use all her ingenuity and spirit to feed and clothe her nine children. With rumours of war, it seems that the coming hostilities will mark a change for the families in the court, not least because Patrick and the other men have the possibility of real work. But the war, and the council's plans to re-house, will break up families and communities. Hard though it is, this is the only life that Martha has known and she will fight to prevent it being swept away
Twopence to cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First and second parts of Helen Forresters poignant autobiography
 
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A cuppa tea and an aspirin
Alternative Names
Bhatia, Jamunadevi.

Bhatia, June.

Edwards, June.

Edwards, June 1919-2011

Forrester, Helen

Forrester, Helen 1919-

Forrester, June

Helen Forrester British writer

Rana, J.

Languages
English (358)

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A cuppa tea and an aspirinThe lemon treeLiverpool DaisyThree women of LiverpoolThe latchkey kidMourning dovesMadame BarbaraYes, mama