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Comment: 1989. 207 pages. Black cloth with a green jacket. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light tanning and foxing to the end papers and fore-edge. Clean and unmarked boards with minimal shelf-wear. Light shelf wear to jacket with no notable marks.
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (1989)
  • ISBN-10: 0709021569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0709021568
  • ASIN: B000QRRDBQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peg on August 31, 2013
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Very generalised, uninspiring and dull book that at least had a decent ending. Nothing like the book Twopence to Cross the Mersey which was so true to life and gripping to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clare O'Beara on May 21, 2013
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A socially adept and enjoyable book.
The Latchkey Kid is set in Canada, in the small town atmosphere of the 1950s. So of course it couldn't happen now, that women prefer to push their men out of town on work, socialise with bitter intent to top every committee, and neglect their children. One such neglected latchkey kid, Hank, who passes the time by writing and chatting to a British woman, writes up a revenge novel and the racy content means it quickly finds a publisher in New York. Then the stage is set for his social-climber mother Olga, daughter of a pig farmer, to find out the hard way who is behind the pseudonym. I enjoyed this more than I'd expected and it was very revealing about the society at that time.

Forrester has written about Liverpool as well and this book has been bundled in one edition with Three Women of Liverpool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia P. Moniak on March 20, 2013
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I love all of Helen Foresters Books, one reason being is that I lived across the River Mersey from Liverpool in Wallasey, and she often mentions this place in her books.
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She writes without bitterness, which I find amazing. Somehow her story seems more compelling since she DOES seem to just be speaking the truth. Again, the fact that she had such a difficult early childhood and came through it all with such stoic strength is amazing to me. I felt sad when there were no more of her books that I could find to read. It was a bit like letting go of an old friend from another time. I did not want to see her go.
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