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Author Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.

Title Call the midwife : a true story of the East End in the 1950s / Jennifer Worth.

Imprint London : Phoenix, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  RG950 .W675 2008    Available
Description x, 340, 11 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Summary Life in London's docklands 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 that 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. Jennifer Worth describes the romance and beauty of the great port of London, the bug-infested tenements, the spectre of disease, the sense of community and the incredible resilience of women who bore more than ten children. Funny, disturbing and moving, Call the Midwife brings to life a world that has now changed beyond measure.
Note Includes an excerpt of Shadows of the workhouse.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 340)
Subject Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.
Midwives -- England -- London -- Biography.
Childbirth -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
East End (London, England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 0753823837
1407228048 (pbk.)
9781407228044 (pbk.)