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

The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times Description:

An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood the bravery of a community and the hope of one extraordinary woman br br 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

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Shadows of the Workhouse

Shadows of the Workhouse Description:

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

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives

Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives Description:

This final book in Jennifer Worth s memories of her time as a midwife in London s East end brings her story full circle As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship s woman who serviced the entire crew as well as plenty of humour and warmth such as the tale of two women who shared the same husband Other stories cover backstreet abortions the changing life of the docklands infanticide as well as the lives of the inhabitants of Nonnatus House

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

Call the Midwife Boxed Set: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End

Call the Midwife Boxed Set: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End Description:

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Rating: 3.43 out of 5

In the Midst of Life

In the Midst of Life Description:

Jennifer Worth documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives Interspersed with these stories from Jennifer s post midwife career are the histories of her patients from the family divided by a decision nobody could bear to make to the mother who comes to her son s adopted country and joins his family without being able to speak a word of English

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

Tales from a Midwife

Tales from a Midwife Description:

NOTE Abridgement of books of The Midwife Trilogy br br This omnibus audio edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE and FAREWELL TO THE EAST END chronicles Jennifer Worth s career as a midwife from her arrival in the war scarred Docklands as a wide eyed trainee to the demolition of the tenements br br It provides a fascinating snapshot of social history documenting the East End in the days when there was a real sense of community when times were tough but there was plenty of good humour and neighbourly support to help the inhabitants through the harsh econonic climate

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Letters to the Midwife

Letters to the Midwife Description:

When the CALL THE MIDWIFE books became bestsellers Jennifer Worth was inundated with correspondence People felt moved to write to her because the books had touched them and because they wanted to share memories of the world her books described the East End of London in the late s and early s br br LETTERS TO THE MIDWIFE is a collection of the correspondence she received offering a fascinating glimpse into a long lost world br br Along with readers responses and personal histories it is filled with heartwarming gems such as letters and drawings sent by one of the nuns featured in Call the Midwife and a curious list of the things Jennifer would need to become a missionary There are stories from other midwives lorry drivers even a seamstress all with tales to tell br br Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris and some journal entries this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself complete with a moving introduction by her family about the Jennifer Worth they knew and loved

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

Eczema and Food Allergy: The Hidden Cause? : My Story

Eczema and Food Allergy: The Hidden Cause? : My Story Description:

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Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Theatre History Studies 2016, Vol. 35

Theatre History Studies 2016, Vol. 35 Description:

Essays in part one of i Theatre History Studies Vol i address theatrical production in very specific historical contexts among them German theatre from the rubble of Berlin and German nationalist mass spectacles Essays in part two are devoted to the theme of Rethinking the Maternal in contemporary and historical theatre Also included is the Robert A Schanke Award winning essay Whispers from a Silent Past Inspiration and Memory in Natasha Tretheway s i Native Guard i a keynote essay by Irma Mayorga and eighteen reviews of new book publications of note br br i Theatre History Studies i published since by the Mid American Theatre Conference MATC is a leading scholarly publication in the field of theatrical history and theory The conference encompasses the states of Illinois Iowa Nebraska Kansas Missouri Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Wisconsin Indiana Michigan and Ohio The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre

Rating: 3.64 out of 5