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Forrester, Helen

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Works: 86 works in 356 publications in 1 language and 5,850 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  History  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA690.L8, 823.914
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A cuppa tea and an aspirin by Helen Forrester( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 436 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 Liverpool Basque by Helen Forrester( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 433 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
Three women of Liverpool by Helen Forrester( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 375 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
Mourning doves by Helen Forrester( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 357 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 356 libraries worldwide
Yes, mama by Helen Forrester( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 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
Lime Street at two by Helen Forrester( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Helen Forrester tells the story of her heart-warming and often heartbreaking girlhood. In this book she recalls the war years
The moneylenders of Shahpur by Helen Forrester( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 284 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
Liverpool Daisy by Helen Forrester( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Only depression-shrouded Liverpool could spawn a big, tough, loving character like Daisy Gallagher. Passionate in her loves and hatreds, she is the nan of her poverty-stricken family and devoted friend of Nellie O'Brien, who is dying from lack of medical attention. She is always desperate for money. One dark night, she is cornered by three drunken sailors who find her buxom figure, wrapped in a black shawl, comfortably attractive. From fear, she yields herself to them and, laughing, they pay her, and she realizes how she can earn a living. Fighting competition, weeping at her own suffering, laughing with her clients, she becomes the toast of the waterfront and earns enough money to buy medical attention for her friend. She manages to hide her occupation from her family, but when her stoker husband returns from sea she realizes, terror-stricken, that the moment of truth has arrived
The latchkey kid by Helen Forrester( Book )
21 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Comedy in the Bible Belt of Canada
Twopence to cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
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 grandfather 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
The Alberta Diamond Jubilee anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Thursday's child by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 76 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
A cuppa tea and an aspirin by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 64 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
By the waters of Liverpool by Helen Forrester( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Mourning doves by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
This story, told with insight and compassion, focuses on three women and their experiences of loss and change just after the First World War
The latchkey kid by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 libraries worldwide
This hilarious tale of the rise and fall of the daughter of a Ukrainian immigrant pig farmer, whose attempts to climb to the top of the social ladder is thwarted by her latchkey son
Liverpool Miss by Helen Forrester( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Donated Book 2
Twopence to cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This is the first part of Helen Forrester's funny, painful and touching account of her childhood in Liverpool during the Depression
Minerva's stepchild by Helen Forrester( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library 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
 
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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
Rana, J.
Languages
English (227)
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