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By the Waters of Liverpool (1981)

by Helen Forrester

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Third in a moving and well-written autobiographical series that started with 'Twopence to cross the Mersey'. Helen is now an adult, still living with her impoverished family although not in quite such dire straits as previously. The war, ironically, eases her burden as her youngre siblings are evacuated. For the first time she starts to think of herself as a human being... Excellent ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
she is depressed for most of this book, feeling unloved, unattractive, overwhelmed at work, unable to express her feelings and needs.no-one seems to notice. the book ends very suddenly. i would like to hear more. ( )
  mahallett | Dec 23, 2012 |
Synopsis: Helen tells of her life growing into adulthood with constant battles over her money with her Mother who has continued with her indulgent spending habits from when they were a wealthy family. Hungry and depressed, Helen diligently goes to work everyday to come to more work in her home. When war breaks out, we see the effects it had on Helen's family and other ordinary people.
My Opinion: A book written by someone who was depressed it not particularly easy to read, however as she learns to stand up for herself and put time into her own personal well-being, the changes she sees in her life are positive and encouraging. ( )
  Moniica | Nov 9, 2011 |
This is the third volume of Helen Forrester's autobiography.

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Helen has managed to achieve a small measure of independence. At seventeen, she has fought and won two bitter battles with her parents, the first for the right to educate herself at evening classes, the second for the right to go out to work. Her parents are still as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children lack blankets, let alone proper beds, but for Helen the future is brightening as she begins to make friends her own age and to develop some social life outside the home. At twenty, still never kissed by a lover, Helen meets Harry, a strong, tall seaman, and falls in love. ( )
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The third volume in the classic story of Helen Forrester's childhood and adolescence in Liverpool during the 1930s, By the Waters of Liverpool recounts Helen's transition from abject poverty to fledgling romance and personal liberty.Helen has managed to achieve a small measure of independence. At seventeen, she has fought and won two bitter battles with her parents, the first for the right to educate herself at evening classes, the second for the right to go out to work. Her parents are still as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children lack blankets, let alone proper beds, but for Helen the future is brightening as she begins to make friends of her own age and to develop some social life outside the home. At twenty still never kissed by a lover, Helen meets a strong, tall seaman and falls in love--Back cover.
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Bought with library fines (ABB14198) Third in series: Twopence to cross the Mersey Liverpool Miss (Minerva's stepchild By the waters of Liverpool Lime Street at two

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