A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard TimesBook - 2009
An unforgettable true story, The Midwife is the basis for the hit PBS drama Call 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.
Baker & Taylor
Reflects on the experiences of Jennifer Worth as a midwife in London's postwar East End, including the nuns from whom she learned her craft and the interesting and challenging births she aided during her career.
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Sexual Content: One chapter - "Cable Street" contains a very graphic scene of prostitution. Like, so graphic it's hard to believe. I don't think this was gratuitous, the author does want to give us the unvarnished truth after all, but younger or more sensitive readers might want to skip that chapter.
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