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Publisher's Summary

The third best-selling volume in the powerful story of Helen Forrester's childhood and adolescence in poverty-stricken Liverpool during the 1930s.

Helen has managed to achieve a small measure of independence. At 17, 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. Though her parents are still as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children lack blankets, let alone proper beds, for Helen the future is brightening. She begins to make friends her own age and develop some social life outside the home.

At 20, still never knowing the loving kiss of a man, Helen meets Harry, a strong, tall seaman, and things finally start to fall into place....

©1981 Helen Forrester (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Wonderful. Moving.

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This is a continuation of Helen's life. I am loving the progress in that she seems to be figuring out how to make life work for herself, with what resources she's given.

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  • 08-06-22

Dreadful

I just couldn't listen to the narrator's voice I went from chapter 1 to the end chapter within 5 minutes just to get rid of it

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  • 07-17-22

Addictive story

Nice easy listening, although Everyman sounds the same, lots of long pauses, but overall a good read

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  • Anne Dudley
  • 07-06-22

another lovely book

I really enjoy these books as I have listened to three so am just going to listen to the last and final. The narrator Liane-Rose has a lovely voice the only criticism is sometimes she pauses too long apart from that perfect.

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  • Toni L Szwarek
  • 03-05-18

I cannot get over this woman's life story!

Love the narration. I love true stories and this is a true winner! I'm hooked on all 4 of the memoirs.