Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
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Call the Midwife
By Jennifer Worth

Call the Midwife

A True Story of the East End in the 1950s Abridged edition [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]

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Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-Fiction Award 2009.

Book Description

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. Read by Stephanie Cole

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409100843
ISBN-10: 1409100847
Format: CD-Audio
(144mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Jennifer Worth

Letters to the Midwife by Jennifer Worth Letters to the Midwife, Paperback (November 2014)

Jennifer Worth's bestselling books not only inspired the BBC's CALL THE MIDWIFE, but also a deluge of letters as readers shared their own stories. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the Worth family.

Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth Farewell to the East End, Paperback (December 2013)

The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE trilogy, now a major BBC TV series starring Miranda Hart and Jessica Raine.

Call the Midwife, Volume 3 by Jennifer Worth Call the Midwife, Volume 3, Paperback / softback (March 2013)

The final book in the acclaimed memoir series--the basis for the acclaimed PBS series: an enduring work of literary nonfiction that combines a heartwarming coming-of-age story and a startling look at women's lives in the poorest section of postwar London.

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Author Biography - Jennifer Worth

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 twenty-five 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.

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