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Author Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011

Title Call the midwife. Shadows of the workhouse / Jennifer Worth.

Imprint New York : Ecco/HarperCollins, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Worth,J WOR    DUE 10-10-20
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 294 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Call the midwife ; volume 2
Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011 Call the midwife ; v. 2.
Note "First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Merton Books" --T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 294).
Contents Workhouse children -- The trial of Sister Monica Joan -- The old soldier.
Summary "When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane's spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds"--Back cover.
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.
Added Title Shadows of the workhouse
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