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Forrester, Helen

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Works: 85 works in 448 publications in 1 language and 8,453 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Love stories  Personal narratives  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA690.L8, 823.914
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Three women of Liverpool by Helen Forrester( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary story of three brave women, each trying in her own way to deal with the ruthless tide of destruction brought on by the air raids of the Second World War. Ellen and her family had already been bombed out; they felt they were unlikely to suffer a second time. Gwen's mind was filled with the details of keeping house for her burdensome family; she had no time to think about the war. Emmie had just become engaged to a merchant seaman and though only of the dangers of the Battle of the Atlantic. When the air raid siren sounded on 1st May, 1941, they had no idea what it presaged for them
Liverpool Daisy by Helen Forrester( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 534 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 )
25 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Mrs Olga Stych, daughter of an Ukrainian immigrant, has finally made it to the top of her social pyramid. But in doing so she has neglected her son and made many enemies. So when her moment of decline arrives, it is greeted with joy by her rivals
A cuppa tea and an aspirin by Helen Forrester( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 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 )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 libraries worldwide
The Liverpool Basque by Helen Forrester( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 459 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
Madame Barbara by Helen Forrester( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Mourning doves by Helen Forrester( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Yes, mama by Helen Forrester( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 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 )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 379 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 )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 316 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
Thursday's child by Helen Forrester( Book )
18 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 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.
Minerva's stepchild by Helen Forrester( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 139 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
Twopence to cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Donated Book 1
The Alberta Diamond Jubilee anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
The Helen Forrester omnibus by Helen Forrester( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A cuppa tea and an aspirin by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 88 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 )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The third volume of Helen Forrester's poverty-stricken childhood and adolescence in Liverpool during the 1930s recounts Helens transition from poverty to fledgling romance and personal liberty
Thursday's child by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
When a Lancashire born and bred young woman and an Indian student fall in love, they begin their new life far from their homes and families, and find that love can bring two worlds together
Mourning doves by Helen Forrester( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 40 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
 
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Alternative Names
Bhatia, Jamunadevi.
Bhatia, June.
Edwards, June.
Edwards, June 1919-2011
Forrester, Helen
Forrester, Helen 1919-
Forrester, June
Rana, J.
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English (341)
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