Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

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From the moment I opened this beautifully-illustrated hardback, I was enchanted –– from the poignant sepia photographs, to the author’s engaging, conversational prose.
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The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey

Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side.

Based on Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the beloved PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Jennifer Worth

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Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and was a ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital and the Marie Curie Hospital in London. She eventually left nursing to study and teach music. She died in May 2011.
 
Published August 29, 2012 by Penguin Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Parenting & Relationships, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Liza Perrat on Nov 01 2012

From the moment I opened this beautifully-illustrated hardback, I was enchanted –– from the poignant sepia photographs, to the author’s engaging, conversational prose.

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