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Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Jennifer Worth

    Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s

    Hardcover, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
    2007
    368 pages

    ISBN: 0297853147
    ISBN-13: 9780297853145

    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 ... Show more

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Reviews of Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s

Overall customer rating: 4.500
John H

"Worth" having!

by John H on Jul 11, 2013

For those of us who've loved the PBS series ("Call the Midwife"), having Jennifer Worth's lovely prose at our fingertips is a treasure.

lostqueenutah

The PBS series made me do it

by lostqueenutah on Dec 6, 2012

I enjoyed the PBS series so much that ordered multiple copies for my book group.

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