The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times (Paperback)

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    An unforgettable true story, The Midwife is the basis for the hit PBS dramaCall the Midwife

    At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London'...

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    Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She then moved to London to train as a midwife. She later became a staff nurse at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, and then ward sister and sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in Euston. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 Jennifer left nursing in order to study music intensively, gaining the Licentiate of the London College of Music in 1974 and a Fellowship ten years later. Jennifer married Philip Worth in 1963 and they lived together in Hertfordshire. She died in May 2011, leaving her husband, two daughters and three grandchildren. Her memoirs are the basis for the popular TV seriesCall the Midwife.
    An unforgettable true story, The Midwife is the basis for the hit PBS dramaCall the Midwife

    At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London-from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city's seedier side-illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving,The Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.

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    ISBN 9780143116233
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Format Paperback
    Pages 340
    Publisher Date 2009-04-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.68 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Worth, Jennifer

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