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Author Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011

Title Call the midwife. Farewell to the East End / Jennifer Worth ; clinical editor, Terri Coates.

Imprint New York : Ecco/HarperCollins, [2013], c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Worth,J WOR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    618.2 WOR    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 321 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Call the midwife ; v. 3.
Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011 Call the midwife ; v. 3.
Note "First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson" --T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 321).
Contents 'Youth's a stuff will not endure' -- Three men went into a restaurant... -- Trust a sailor -- Cynthia -- Lost babies -- Soot -- Nancy -- Megan'mave -- Meg the Gipsy -- Mave the mother -- Madonna of the pavement -- The fight -- The master's arms -- Tuberculosis -- The master -- The mistress -- The angels -- Too many children -- The abortionist -- Back-street abortions -- Stranger than fiction -- The captain's daughter -- On the shelf -- The wedding -- Taxi! -- Adieu -- Farewell to the East End.
Summary "When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the poorest section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler ... Here, at last, is the full story of Chummy's delightful courtship and wedding. We also meet Megan'mave, identical twins who share a browbeaten husband, and return to Sister Monica Joan, who is in top eccentric form. As in Worth's first two books ... the vividly portrayed denizens of a postwar East End contend with the trials of extreme poverty--unsanitary conditions, hunger, and disease--and find surprising ways to thrive in their tightly knit community"--Back cover.
Subject Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011
Midwives -- England -- London -- Biography.
Childbirth -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Low-income mothers -- Services for -- England -- 20th century.
Poor -- England -- London -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
East End (London, England) -- Biography -- 20th century.
East End (London, England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Added Author Coates, Terri
Added Title Farewell to the East End
ISBN 9780062270061 (pbk.) : $15.99
0062270060 (pbk.) : $15.99

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