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Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse (Call the Midwife)

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Publisher Comments:

When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhoods most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.

Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at peoples lives in the poorest section of postwar London.

Synopsis:

The sequel to Jennifer Worth’s New York Times bestselling memoir is a rich portrait of a bygone era of comradeship and midwifery populated by unforgettable characters.

Synopsis:

The follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Call the Midwife, now a PBS hit series.

About the Author

JENNIFER WORTH (1935-2011) trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, England. 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781622313440
Author:
Worth, Jennifer
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Author:
Barber, Nicola
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged; 10.5 hours
Series:
Call the Midwife
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
615
Dimensions:
5.94 x 5.13 x 0.94 in 0.5 lb

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Audio Books » Nonfiction
Biography » General
Biography » Medical
Biography » Women

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Product details 615 pages Highbridge Company - English 9781622313440 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to Jennifer Worth’s New York Times bestselling memoir is a rich portrait of a bygone era of comradeship and midwifery populated by unforgettable characters.
"Synopsis" by , The follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Call the Midwife, now a PBS hit series.
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