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Lime Street at Two: Unabridged [Audiobook, Unabridged] [Audio Cassette]

Helen Forrester
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Dec 1986

The third and fourth parts of Helen Forrester’s autobiography takes Helen from her poverty-stricken upbringing into adulthood and her account of the war years in Blitz-torn Liverpool.

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.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Soundings Ltd; Unabridged edition (Dec 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185496092X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854960924
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,003,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘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

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 many decades, she made her home with her husband and son in Alberta, Canada. Helen died in 2011 aged 92.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must read 21 Sep 2002
By A Customer
After reading all of the four autobiographies (all four books read within five days - absolutely captivating), I am anxious to learn the rest of her life. I also come from a big family but have never had to go through any of the hardships that Helen and her brothers and sisters went through, drink and ciggies were the last thing on my mum and dad's mind. How anyone could actually live a life like Helen did and still come out smiling in the end is beyond me. Full credit to Helen and her wonderful story telling. Eagerly awaiting the after war years and life in Canada (if there is ever going to be one - please Helen).
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 31 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Helen Forrester's autobiography books should be used in school history lessons. They are so well written. You feel a sense of anger especially when you read about Helen's battles with her family for her right for an education and to go to work, things that we all take for granted. I would love to hear Helen's tale of how she got on after the war and how she came to emigrate to Canada.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent biography with no secrets 20 Mar 1999
By A Customer
The Helen Forrester biographys are excellent, they show what life was like then. So hard and miserable i wonder how people would cope with conditions like that today in the developed worlds,especially without all the help we get today.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 24 Feb 2000
I read all four of the Auto biography books and cried for Helen. The books were fantastic and I was sad that they had come to an end, My only problem is that I need to know if there is a book to cover the time from the end of the War until she moved to Canada...If anyone reads this and knows of a book then let me know and If Helen Forrester reads this, please let me know if there is a bokk to cover that era...Thanks it was fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Forrester 1 Nov 2013
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Have read several of her books & knew this one would be of the same high standard - it did not disappoint !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read 21 Oct 2013
By nicki
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bought the three books and they are amazing, a real insight into how hard life was for Helen and how much our lives have changed and our expectations a real social history book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
By Tommy
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Realy enjoyed it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 12 July 2014
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