Helen Forrester was the pseudonym of June Bhatia. She was best known for her books about her upbringing in Liverpool during the 1930s, a time of great economic depression. Her biographical series includes Twopence to Cross The Mersey, Liverpool Miss, By the Waters of Liverpool and Lime Street at Two. In 1988 she was awarded an honorary D.Litt by the University of Liverpool in recognition of her achievements as an author. The University of Alberta conferred on her the same honour in 1993. She died on the 24th November 2011, aged 92.