Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Life in London’s East End in the 1950s was tough. The brothels of Cable Street, the Kray brothers and gang warfare, the meths drinkers in the bombsites – this was the world Jennifer Worth entered when she became a midwife at the age of twenty-two. Babies were born in slum conditions, often with... show more
Life in London’s East End in the 1950s was tough. The brothels of Cable Street, the Kray brothers and gang warfare, the meths drinkers in the bombsites – this was the world Jennifer Worth entered when she became a midwife at the age of twenty-two. Babies were born in slum conditions, often with no running water. Funny, disturbing and moving, ‘Call the midwife’ brings to life a world that has now changed beyond measure.
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Publish date: 2012 (data przybliżona)
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
This was my first experience with an audiobook in a long while, and this was a good experience. My only issue with the format is how much longer it takes to listen to a book rather than simply reading it. 'Call the Midwife' seemed the clear choice since my husband and I have made it a ritual to bawl...
I put this book on hold so long before I got it that I'd forgot I put it on hold. That being said I really enjoyed this book. I find the birthing business and the way it's changed through the years fascinating and it was so interesting to hear this perspective. This book mostly covers the authors e...
Being a big fan of the TV show, I wanted to try Worth’s memoirs. It was interesting to track the places where it was exactly the same and the places where changes had been made. In general, I appreciated the book, but I didn’t love it as much as I did the show itself.
I can see why this book was so popular. Barber’s narration doesn’t disrupt the image of the television show, so if you, like me, are coming to this book after watching the television series, you’ll be fine. What is interesting is how much the series did take from the book, though sometimes re-assi...
A midwife's authentic and slightly ethnocentric account of mid-20th century London slums. While the author is a competent writer, it's not literary, and to me that adds to the charm. She was a bit patronizing of her patients at times, but she did seem to genuinely care for them. I really liked ...