Call The Midwife

So she was forced to rely on the services of an untrained, self-taught midwife, or “handywoman” as they were often called. Some may have been quite effective practitioners, but others boasted a frightening mortality rate.

Call The Midwife

Call The Midwife

A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series. 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
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-14 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series. 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
Call the Midwife - A Labour of Love
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Stephen McGann
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-11 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Call the Midwife - A Labour of Love: Ten Years of Love, Life and Laughter is a beautifully illustrated anniversary book celebrating ten years of the much-loved and internationally renowned BBC One TV series Call the Midwife. Written by actor and author Stephen McGann, a founding member of its starring
The Complete Call the Midwife Stories
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-08 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The East-End stories that inspired the BBC TV series, CALL THE MIDWIFE, in a gorgeous gift box. London's East End in the 1950s was a tough 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
Call the Midwife: Illustrated Edition
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-08 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This is a large beautifully illustrated edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE with never-before-seen photographs which bring the real London and real lives to life. Pictures of the docklands, photos of how life was lived at the time, the families, housing, health service, food and of course the nuns and the
Summary of Jennifer Worth's Call the Midwife
Language: en
Pages: 98
Authors: Milkyway Media
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-02 - Publisher: Milkyway Media

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