Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times Paperback – Aug 29 2012
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Re-released to tie in with a new BBC adaptation, you must read this superbly moving but also witty story. CLOSER This is a funny, at times disturbing, memoir of a world that has now changed beyond measure. HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER A poignant, funny and enlightening book -- Charlotte Vowden DAILY EXPRESS If you loved the TV adaptation, why not read the original books of Jennifer Worth's stories of being a midwife in London in the '50s? The characters you will meet, both colleagues and patients, stay with you for a long time WOMAN --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She then moved to London to train as a midwife. She later became a staff nurse at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, and then ward sister and sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in Euston. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 Jennifer left nursing in order to study music intensively, gaining the Licentiate of the London College of Music in 1974 and a Fellowship ten years later. Jennifer married Philip Worth in 1963 and they lived together in Hertfordshire. She died in May 2011, leaving her husband, two daughters and three grandchildren. Her memoirs are the basis for the popular TV series Call the Midwife.
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The nuns and midwives of Nonnatus house work with compassion and skill to serve their community to help the mum's of London's slum to care for these infants and bring the new little ones into the world.
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The book was excellent and paints a picture I recall myself. Always at night,ball ways when we were most deeply asleep. Hurrah for this delightful historical snapshot.
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A wonderful, well written book that is as thought provoking as it is engrossing. Numerous times i was reading it through very teary eyes. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Jennifer Grosse
Very well written .I have watched the TV series so it was a great read.Published 5 months ago by elizabeth sackman
Lightweight reading but deeply felt stories and all from the author's personal experience. Delivered in great condition.Published 8 months ago by Lynne P
Delightful! The PBS series follows the book quite closely. Very well written and easy to read.Published 8 months ago by Kootenay Gal
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