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Forrester, Helen

Overview
Works: 99 works in 513 publications in 1 language and 7,385 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Autobiographies  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biographies  Maps  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
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Liverpool Daisy by Helen Forrester( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 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 447 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 )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy in the Bible Belt of Canada
The Liverpool Basque by Helen Forrester( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 431 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 385 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 )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helena Al-Khoury is prickly, reserved and even arrogant. Also resourceful and kind, she will win readers over in her struggles against the forces of history, nature and prejudice. Helena is uprooted over and over in her youth. First, in 1860, her Maronite Christian family flees Turkish persecution in Beirut. After they arrive in Chicago, her father dies of typhoid, leaving Helena and her mother Leila destitute. Leila remarries, and her new husband Tom Harding takes them to western Canada. After Tom and Leila succumb to smallpox, Helena inherits Tom's land and contentedly settles in with his half-black, half-Cree partner Joe Black. Life again turns upside down for Helena when an uncle in Liverpool dies, leaving her his soap factory. Traveling to England, she finds a family problem in her uncle's embittered, illegitimate son and a difficult choice to make: should she stay, run the factory and enjoy a comfortable urban life or return to grueling frontier life and to Black, whom she loves? Forrester (The Moneylenders of Shahpur) succeeds in rendering her tale with vivid settings, particularly of Liverpool's workaday world
Mourning doves by Helen Forrester( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 327 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
Lime Street at two by Helen Forrester( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 310 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
Yes, mama by Helen Forrester( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alicia Woodman is born in 1886 into a wealthy Liverpool family. Her father 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 Alicia learns the meaning of love
Madame Barbara by Helen Forrester( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 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?
Thursday's child by Helen Forrester( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 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 )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 259 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 )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thursday's child by Helen Forrester( Recording )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 70 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
The Helen Forrester omnibus by Helen Forrester( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the waters of Liverpool by Helen Forrester( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third volume in the classic story of Helen Forrester's childhood and adolescence in poverty-stricken Liverpool during the 1930s. Helen Forrester continues the moving story of her early poverty-stricken life with an account of her teenage years and the devastating effect of the Second World War on her hometown of Liverpool. At seventeen, Helen Forrester's parents are still as irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children still lack adequate food and clothing. But for Helen, having won a small measure of independence, things are looking up. Having educated herself at night school and now making friends in her first proper job, she meets a handsome seaman and falls in love for the first time. But the storm clouds of war are gathering and Helen will experience at first hand the horror of the blitz and the terrible toll that the war exacted on ordinary people. As ever, Helen faces the future with courage and determination."--Publisher description
A cuppa tea and an aspirin by Helen Forrester( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 56 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 )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First and second parts of Helen Forresters poignant autobiography
 
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Alternative Names
Bhatia, Jamunadevi.

Bhatia, June.

Edwards, June.

Edwards, June 1919-2011

Forrester, Helen

Forrester, Helen 1919-

Forrester, June

Helen Forrester British writer

Helen Forrester écrivaine britannique

Rana, J.

Languages
English (390)

Covers
Three women of LiverpoolThe latchkey kidThe Liverpool BasqueA cuppa tea and an aspirinThe lemon treeMourning dovesLime Street at twoYes, mama