Shadows of the Workhouse
Publish date: January 1st 2008
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: The Midwife Trilogy (#2)
This was my break book so I read it in bits and pieces over several weeks. I think that's how I managed to finish it. I can't imagine reading about the workhouses for extended periods of time. The book is broken up into three parts, and I enjoyed the second part most. That's where we see the most of...
'Shadows of the Workhouse' is a brilliant memoir by Jennifer Worth that carries on her story of working as a nurse in the East End in the 1950s which began in her first installment, 'Call the Midwife.' Her descriptions of hardships endured by those who were forced to enter the workhouses near the tu...