Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Phoenix
Total Pages : 340
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0753827875
ISBN 13 : 9780753827871
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Book Description:

Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

The Wisdom of Call the Midwife

The Wisdom of Call the Midwife
Author : Heidi Thomas
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN 10 : 1474619428
ISBN 13 : 9781474619424
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Call the Midwife Book Description:

Call the Midwife is loved across the world for its moving and intimate insights into the colourful world of midwifery and family life in the East End of London in the 1950s and 60s. The residents of Poplar and of Nonnatus House have brought comfort and joy to millions of people through their words and shared experiences. In this book you will find a collection of the best, most heart-warming and inspiring narrations and life-affirming quotes, taken from the original scripts by Heidi Thomas. There are lessons on love, friendship, motherhood, faith, family, home and much more - and we will hear from, among others, the voices of glamorous but vulnerable Trixie, forthright Nurse Crane, the delightfully witty Sisters Evangelina and Monica Joan and of course the wise and iconic narrations of Jennifer. The perfect book to see you through both hard and better times, this lovely collection will inspire and entertain in equal measure.

Call the Midwife Boxed Set

Call the Midwife Boxed Set
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Phoenix
Total Pages : 1008
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN 10 : 1780224923
ISBN 13 : 9781780224923
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Boxed Set Book Description:

London's East End in the 1950s was a tough 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, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2012-08-29
ISBN 10 : 9780143123255
ISBN 13 : 0143123254
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Book Description:

The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—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 of the city's seedier side. An unfortgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the beloved PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season.

Letters to the Midwife

Letters to the Midwife
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2014-02-13
ISBN 10 : 9780297869092
ISBN 13 : 0297869094
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to the Midwife Book Description:

Letters to the Midwife is a wonderful collection of correspondence received by Jennifer Worth, offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world. Along with readers' responses and personal histories, it is filled with all sorts of heart-warming gems. There are stories from other midwives, lorry drivers, even a seamstress, all with tales to tell. 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 woman they knew and loved.

The Life and Times of Call the Midwife

The Life and Times of Call the Midwife
Author : Heidi Thomas
Publisher : Collins
Total Pages : 283
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 0007490429
ISBN 13 : 9780007490424
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Times of Call the Midwife Book Description:

The stories and secrets behind BBC television's most loved show. The official companion to series 1 and 2, as well as the forthcoming Christmas special.

The Complete Call the Midwife Stories

The Complete Call the Midwife Stories
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 800
Release : 2012-11-08
ISBN 10 : 9781780225104
ISBN 13 : 1780225105
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Call the Midwife Stories Book Description:

The East-End stories that inspired the BBC TV series, CALL THE MIDWIFE, in a gorgeous gift box. London's East End in the 1950s was a tough 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, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

Call The Midwife

Call The Midwife
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2009-05-14
ISBN 10 : 9780297859666
ISBN 13 : 0297859668
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call The Midwife Book Description:

A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series. Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

Call the Midwife A Labour of Love

Call the Midwife   A Labour of Love
Author : Stephen McGann
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2021-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9781474624503
ISBN 13 : 1474624502
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife A Labour of Love Book Description:

Call the Midwife - A Labour of Love: Ten Years of Love, Life and Laughter is a beautifully illustrated anniversary book celebrating ten years of the much-loved and internationally renowned BBC One TV series Call the Midwife. Written by actor and author Stephen McGann, a founding member of its starring cast, Call the Midwife - A Labour of Love is the up-close and personal story of Call the Midwife as told by the cast and crew who've made it into the iconic drama it is today. Warm, moving and funny, it brings to life the journey of the Call the Midwife years with personal reflections, anecdotes and insights from co-stars past and present, producers, technical crew and guests, as well as being lavishly illustrated with behind the scenes photography.

Call the Midwife Illustrated Edition

Call the Midwife  Illustrated Edition
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2012-11-08
ISBN 10 : 9780297869733
ISBN 13 : 0297869736
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Illustrated Edition Book Description:

This is a large beautifully illustrated edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE with never-before-seen photographs which bring the real London and real lives to life. Pictures of the docklands, photos of how life was lived at the time, the families, housing, health service, food and of course the nuns and the midwives who brought so many babies into the world will be a beautiful addition to Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoir.