Tales from a Midwife: "Call the Midwife", "Shadows of the Workhouse", "Farewell to the East End": True Stories of the East End in the 1950s

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London's East End in the 1950s was a unique place: the struggles of post-war life - bombsites, overcrowded tenements, crime, brothels - bred a culture of tight-knit family communities, larger-than-life characters, and a lively social scene. It was into this world that Jennifer Worth entered as a trainee midwife. But docklands' life was tough, and babies were often born in slum conditions. In funny, disturbing and heartbreaking stories, Jennifer Worth recounts her time among nuns, prostitutes, abortionists, bigamists, gangsters and expectant mothers, portraying East Enders' amazing resilience - and their warmth and humour in the face of hardship. Written with affection and nostalgia, TALES FROM A MIDWIFE chronicles the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

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Jennifer Worth was a nurse, midwife, ward sister and night sister from 1953 until 1973, working mainly in London. Her first passion was - and still is - music, and she is a Fellow of the London College of Music. She taught piano and singing for about 25 years and still sings in choirs all over England and Europe. She has been married for 45 years and has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Worth tells it like it is...her compassion and anger drive the shock and gore. -- Boyd Tonkin INDEPENDENT A fascinating and historical account of the 1950s. You are sure to be entertained by the larger-than-life characters and the antics of some very amusing nuns. SOUTH WALES ARGUS

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