THE long-awaited sequel to Helen Forrester’s beloved Twopence To Cross The Mersey has its premiere in Liverpool next year.

By The Waters Of Liverpool is being staged at the Liverpool Empire from October 2 to 13, 2018.

Rob Fennah wrote both the stage play versions of Twopence To Cross The Mersey and By The Waters Of Liverpool, which sold more than a million books.

At 17, Helen had fought and won two bitter battles with her parents – the first to educate herself, the second for the right to go out to work.

Continuing the true story, Helen’s parents are as financially irresponsible as ever, wasting money while their children still lack adequate food and clothing.

But for Helen, things are looking up as she begins to make new friends and develop some social life outside the home.

In 1939, now aged 20 and with Britain on the brink of war, Helen has never been kissed. That is until she meets a tall seaman, and falls in love.

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