Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia

Passage Across the Mersey by
Robert Bhatia
The remarkable story of Helen Forrester, author of Twopence to Cross the
Mersey, and how she turned tragedy to triumph.

When Helen Forrester’s father went bankrupt in the 1930’s, she and her six
siblings fell from a comfortable middle-class existence into wretched
poverty. Later in life, Helen wrote a ground-breaking series of memoirs,
starting with Twopence to Cross the Mersey, which told the harrowing account
of her family’s struggles in Depression-era Liverpool. It was a story filled
with tragedy and small triumphs but many readers wondered what happened to
Helen when she grew up; what became of the fragile young girl who had so much
responsibility heaped on her shoulders?

Now for the first time, her 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 a Lancashire Lass like Helen
would have known and of the astonishing lengths she went to in order to
achieve happiness. Full of new revelations and fascinating detail never
before revealed, Passage Across the Mersey is a story of an extraordinary
woman, and of the journey that took her thousands of miles from the place she
called home…
Ever since President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas fifty years
ago, various theories have swirled around what was a key event in American –
and world – history. Whatever the conclusions of the US official Warren
Report – that the President had been assassinated by a lone gunman, Lee
Harvey Oswald – many people doubt that to be true. Indeed, President Nixon
later admitted on tape that the report was ‘a hoax committed on the American
people.’ John Hughes-Wilson, a former colonel in British Intelligence, set
out in 2007 to go through the millions of words and thousands of pieces of
evidence, to put together an intelligence jigsaw of what really happened that
dreadful high noon in Dallas in 1963. The result is a dramatic exposure of
what actually took place and a clear indication that, while some of the
pieces of that jigsaw may be missing, the truth is emerging. While the US
Federal Archive still keeps a million documents relating to the case under lock
and key, it is beyond reasonable doubt that Jack Kennedy was the victim of a
plot to remove the President of the United States. John Hughes-Wilson
highlights the facts behind why Marilyn Monroe had to be silenced, LBJ’s
corrupt secrets, the Kennedys’ secret Cuban coup plans, how the mafia
manipulated politicians and the CIA, and how the assassination was covered
up. Reading this book no one can be in any doubt that JFK’s death was not at
the hands of a lone deranged gunman, but a deadly plot to remove a President
who threatened vested interests at home and abroad.

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