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A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin By Helen Forrester

A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin
by Helen Forrester

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A powerful new novel, heart-breaking but ultimately uplifting, from the author of the classic Twopence to Cross The Mersey.

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A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin Summary


A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin by Helen Forrester

A powerful new novel, heart-breaking but ultimately uplifting, from the author of the classic Twopence to Cross The Mersey.

Life in a Liverpool tenement block during the Great Depression is a grim struggle for Martha Connelly and her poverty-stricken family, as every day renews the threat of homelessness, hunger and disease.

Family warmth remains constant however, despite the misery and disquiet of the slum surroundings, and the indomitible neighbourhood puts up a relentless fight for survival.

Helen Forrester's poignant novel relays bleakness and hardships, but celebrates also the spirit of unified hope and the restorative values of the close-knit community.

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A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin Reviews


`Records of hardship during the Thirties or earlier are not rare; but this has features that make it stand apart'
Observer

`Remarkable that from so bleak and unloving a background came a writer of such affectionate understanding and unsettling honesty'
Sunday Telegraph

`...should be long and widely read as an extraordinary human story and social document'
Observer

About Helen Forrester


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.

Additional information

GOR000376716
A Cuppa Tea and an Aspirin by Helen Forrester
Helen Forrester
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-04-02
496
0007156944
9780007156948
N/A
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