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Call The Midwife By Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

Call The Midwife
by Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

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A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London
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Call The Midwife Summary

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

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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Call The Midwife Reviews

'this delightful memoir brings to vivid life London's East End... full of humour... Worth's talent shines from every page.' SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE 'Worth is indeed a natural storyteller... gripping, moving and convincing from beginning to end... a powerful evocation of a long-gone world ' LITERARY REVIEW 'Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, 'Call the Midwife' opens a window onto the fascinating and colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.' MATURE TIMES 'This uplifting story is about love, that of mothers for their children, and the love of God that compelled the nuns to dedicate their lives to the well-being of the poor.' THE TABLET

About Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM

Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She then moved to London to train as a midwife. She later became a staff nurse at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, and then ward sister and sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in Euston. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 Jennifer left nursing in order to study music intensively. She gained the Licentiate of the London College of Music in 1974 and was awarded a Fellowship ten years later. Jennifer married Philip Worth in 1963 and they live together in Hertfordshire. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s by Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM
Jennifer Worth, SRN, SCM
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Popular Non-Fiction Award 2009
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