St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the April 26, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

Twopence to cross the MerseyTwopence across the Mersey

By Helen Forrester

When Helen Forester’s father went bankrupt in 1930 she and her six siblings were forced from comfortable middle-class life in southern England to utmost poverty in the Depression-ridden North. The running of the household, in slum surroundings and with little food, the care of the younger children, all fell on twelve-year-old Helen. The first in a moving autobiographical series.


Passage across the MerseyPassage across the Mersey

By Robert Bhatia

Helen Forrester’s son Robert recounts the unexpected life that Helen went on to live; of the remarkable love story with a young man from a background a million miles away from everything Helen would have known and of the astonishing lengths she went to in order to achieve happiness. Full of new revelations and details. See Robert Bhatia at the Library on May 2.


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