Author, Helen Forrester tells of her early life in the north of England with her parents struggling to make ends meet. Despite harsh times Helen struggles to gain an education to give herself a chance in life.
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Helen Forrester was born in Hoylake, Cheshire, the eldest of seven children. For many years, until she married, her home was Liverpool, a city that features prominently in her work. For over thirty years now she has made her home in Alberta, Canada. In 1988 she was awarded an honourary D.Litt. by the University of Liverpool in recognition of her achievements as an author.Review:
'It was the biography that I would have written if my parents had not been given benefits, if they'd had to rely on parish hand outs ... [I] want to press this book into your hands and go, "You must read this".' Caitlin Moran 'Remarkable that from so bleak and unloving a background came a writer of such affectionate understanding and unsettling honesty' Sunday Telegraph 'What makes this writer's self-told tale so memorable?... An absolute recall, a genius for the unforgettable detail, the rare chance of subject' The Good Book Guide 'Should be long and widely read as an extraordinary human story and social document' Observer
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Book Description HarperCollins Audio, 1992. Audio Book (Cassette). Book Condition: Good. An audio telling of young Helen's early days growing up in Liverpool. Library version, no original casing. Former library book. Mylar protector included. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 123488689
Book Description Book Condition: good. 118 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00001046713-G