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The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times - Jennifer Worth
The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
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An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary woman At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she... show more
An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary woman At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London-from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city's seedier side-illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, The Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143116233 (0143116231)
ASIN: 0143116231
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
As a man my experience with birth is limited to say the least. I have participated to the extent any father can in the births of all three of my children, but still was only an observer. Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth is a new perspective for the casual ob...
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I see now that this is the first book of a series: http://www.goodreads.com/series/77112-the-midwife-trilogyThis book is fun. You are told astounding stories about the author's years working as a midwife at the Nonnatus House Convent in the Docklands during the 1950s. You meet the wonderful Sister M...
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