Tales from a Midwife: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s

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London's East End in the 1950s was a unique place: the struggles of post-war life - bombsites, overcrowded tenements, crime, brothels - bred a culture of tight-knit family communities, larger-than-life characters, and a lively social scene. It was into this world that Jennifer Worth entered as a trainee midwife. But docklands' life was tough, and babies were often born in slum conditions. In funny, disturbing and heartbreaking stories, Jennifer Worth recounts her time among nuns, prostitutes, abortionists, bigamists, ...

Tales from a Midwife: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s 2010, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753828694

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