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Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives (Paperback)
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Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 15/10/2009
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This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship's woman who 'serviced' the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and warmth, such as the tale of two women who shared the same husband! Other stories cover backstreet abortions, the changing life of the docklands, infanticide, as well as the lives of the inhabitants of Nonnatus House. We discover what happens with the gauche debutant Chummy and her equally gauche policeman; will Sister Monica Joan continue her life of crime? Will Sister Evangelina ever crack a smile? And what of Jennifer herself? The book not only details the final years of the tenements but also of Jennifer's journey as she moves on from the close community of nuns, and her life takes a new path.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753823064

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I have now read every book that Jennifer Worth has written. I have enjoy the honesty of her writing about how people lived in London's East End. I have spoken to a few people who have been through living there at... More

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“Farewell to the East End”

Although I have not read this book yet I have read another of Jennifer Worth's books about the East End and Midwives and really, really enjoyed it. I bought the book because of the TV series and I am very pleased... More

12th March 2012
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