Following on from the first novel, Helen is still stuck in poverty and when a job opportunity comes up for Helen, she must fight for her independence with her mother. Helen is determined to go out to work and to improve her lifestyle, only to find her life made harder by her family circumstances and illness brought on by living in poverty.
Set in the 1930’s Depression, Helen Forrester writes her own true life account of growing up poverty-stricken in Liverpool. Following on from the first novel Twopence to Cross the Mersey, this is a very moving and heart told story. You really do feel for Helen and all she has got to go through, it is a quite remarkable story, well worth the read.