Call the Midwife Boxed Set: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the by Jennifer Worth

By Jennifer Worth

Listed here are the real-life tales that encouraged the BBC television sequence name The Midwife – now in a beautiful field set.

London's East lead to the Fifties used to be characterized by way of tight-knit family members groups, larger-than-life characters, and a full of life social scene. It used to be into this global that Jennifer worthy entered as a trainee midwife. yet lifestyles used to be difficult, and infants have been usually born in slum conditions.

In name The Midwife, Shadows Of The Workhouse and Farewell To The East finish, Jennifer recounts her time between nuns, prostitutes, abortionists, bigamists, gangsters and expectant moms, eloquently portraying the East Enders' awesome resilience, their heat and humour within the face of trouble, and the traditions and stories of a bygone period

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