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Call the Midwife (original 2002; edition 2006)

by Jennifer Worth

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Title:Call the Midwife
Authors:Jennifer Worth
Info:Soundings Ltd (2006), Edition: Unabridged, Audio Cassette
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Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth (2002)

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Really very enjoyable. The folks who produced the TV program hewed pretty close to the book although the books is much more frank than the series for a lot of obvious reasons, such as the account of how the Irish girl Mary became a prostitute.
  CydMelcher | Feb 5, 2016 |
Really very enjoyable. The folks who produced the TV program hewed pretty close to the book although the books is much more frank than the series for a lot of obvious reasons, such as the account of how the Irish girl Mary became a prostitute.
  CydMelcher | Feb 5, 2016 |
Really very enjoyable. The folks who produced the TV program hewed pretty close to the book although the books is much more frank than the series for a lot of obvious reasons, such as the account of how the Irish girl Mary became a prostitute.
  CydMelcher | Feb 5, 2016 |
Wow just wow, and excellent book! Well written, captivating, I laughed and I cried. Highly recommend ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
Wow just wow, and excellent book! Well written, captivating, I laughed and I cried. Highly recommend ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
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Coates, TerryEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cole, StephanieReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to Philip, my dear husband.
The history of 'Mary' is also dedicated to the memory of Father Joseph Williamson and Daphne Jones.
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Nonnatus House was situated in the heart of the London Docklands.
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At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies...from the plucky warmhearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children, to the prostitutes and dockers of the city's seedier side..illuminate a fascinating time in history.
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Jennifer Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered to spend her early years of midwifery training in London's East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background there were tough lessons to be learned. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying.… (more)

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