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Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
by Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London
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Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s Summary


Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

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Sku
GOR001001493
Title
Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year published
Number of pages
368
ISBN 10
0297853147
ISBN 13
9780297853145
Prizes
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-Fiction Award 2009
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Note
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