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Call the Midwife Audiobook

Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s

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Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings but also because of what they were expected to endure.

But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction.

Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

©2007 Jennifer Worth (P)2008 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Jaye Hardy
    8/22/16
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    "call the midwife "

    The TV series was good listening to it is even better.
    You can get the feeling & imagination that you are looking over their shoulders. if you like the series then this is a must have

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  • Jackie
    Australia
    3/15/16
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    "LOVED IT!"
    If you could sum up Call the Midwife in three words, what would they be?

    heartfelt, humanitarian, funny.


    Which character – as performed by Stephanie Cole – was your favourite?

    I found Stephanie's narration fantastic. all the characters were brought to life with warmth and compassion, especially Sister Evangelina. The cockney banter is lovely.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    10 years hard labour


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommended.

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  • kim
    2/27/16
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    "Well worth listening to !"

    a little short but beautiful nonetheless perfect for a weekend listener, look in to the longer books if you enjoy this !

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