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Call The Midwife By Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

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Summary

Tie-in edition of Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series.

Call The Midwife Summary

Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s by Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series.

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.

Call The Midwife Reviews

Re-released to tie in with a new BBC adaptation, you must read this superbly moving but also witty story. * CLOSER *
This is a funny, at times disturbing, memoir of a world that has now changed beyond measure. * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *
A poignant, funny and enlightening book -- Charlotte Vowden * DAILY EXPRESS *
If you loved the TV adaptation, why not read the original books of Jennifer Worth's stories of being a midwife in London in the '50s? The characters you will meet, both colleagues and patients, stay with you for a long time * WOMAN *

About Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for about 25 years. Jennifer died in May 2011 after a short illness, leaving her husband Philip, two daughters and three grandchildren. Her books have all been bestsellers.

Additional information

GOR003509550
9780753827871
0753827875
Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s by Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2012-01-05
368
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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