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Title:Shadows of the Workhouse
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Jennifer Worth
Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:294
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, History, Biography, Historical

Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Shadows of the Workhouse In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE Jennifer Worth a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the s tells more stories about the people she encountered .

There s Jane who cleaned and generally helped out at Nonnatus House she was taken to the workhouse as a baby and was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat Peggy and Frank s parents both died within months of each other and the children were left destitute At the time there was no other option for them but the workhouse The Reverend Thornton Appleby Thorton a missionary in Africa visits the Nonnatus nuns and Sister Julienne acts as matchmaker And Sister Monica Joan the eccentric ninety year old nun is accused of shoplifting some small items from the local market She is let off with a warning but then Jennifer finds stolen jewels from Hatton Garden in the nun s room .

These stories give a fascinating insight into the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties

Eczema and Food Allergy: The Hidden Cause? : My Story, In the Midst of Life, Shadows of the Workhouse, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times, Letters to the Midwife, Theatre History Studies 2016, Vol. 35, Call the Midwife Boxed Set: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End, Tales from a Midwife, Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives