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Bangor Public Library 618.2 WOR (Text) 75011000204773 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062270047 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0062270044 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco/HarperCollins, [2013]

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General Note:
"First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Merton Books" --T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294).
Summary, etc.:
The Call the midwife trilogy is comprised of Call the midwife (not included here, c2002), Shadows of the workhouse (this book, c2005), and Farewell to the East End (not included here, c2009). Together, this series chronicles Jennifer Worth's career as a midwife from start to finish, from her arrival in the war-scarred Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, to the demolition of the tenements and subsequent closure of Nonnatus House. It provides a fascinating snapshot of social history, documenting the East End in the days when there was a real sense of community, when times were tough but there was plenty of good humour and neighbourly support to help the inhabitants through the harsh economic climate. The book also enables readers to follow Jennifer's personal story, as she discovers the amazing resilience of a population still bearing the scars of war, and the vibrant community of nuns with whom she lives and who teach her the skills of midwifery. In stories that are funny, disturbing and moving in equal measure, we meet prostitutes and abortionists, bigamists and mischievous nuns, and see Jennifer earn the confidence of people whose lives are often stranger than fiction.
Subject: Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.
Midwives > England > London > Biography.
Childbirth > England > London > History > 20th century.
Almshouses > England > 20th century.
Poor > England > London > Social conditions > 20th century.
East End (London, England) > Biography > 20th century.
East End (London, England) > Economic conditions > 20th century.
East End (London, England) > Social conditions > 20th century.
East End (London, England) > History > 20th century.

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