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Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s - Jennifer Worth
Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
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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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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780753827871
Publisher: Phoenix
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 Call the Midwife
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.
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
3.5 lots of babies but not one cigar
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 ...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.0 Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Jennifer Worth states in her introduction that she wrote this book in response to an article bemoaning the dearth of midwives in literature. An interesting claim, since in my perception, midwives are everywhere in literature. If you are writing a book with a historical setting and you want a female ...
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs rated it
3.5 Accurate. A little too accurate.
OK really, what was I expecting? It's a book about midwives. And birthing. I should have known that babies were going to be born, and the book would revolve around part of that. I paid attention in my biology class. I know where babies come from. But I wasn't quite expecting for it to be reliv...
ladyoftheflowers
ladyoftheflowers rated it
Not something i would normally read, but after watching the BBC adaptation i decided to give it a go and really enjoyed it.
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