Call the Midwife Boxed Set: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End (Paperback)

by Jennifer Worth

Format: Paperback 800 pages

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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 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, gangsters and expectant mothers, portraying East Enders' amazing resilience - and their warmth and humour in the face of hardship. Written with affection and nostalgia, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

Book details

Published
08/11/2012

Publisher
Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

ISBN
9781780224848


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