Shadows Of The Workhouse

Shadows Of The Workhouse
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2009-05-14
ISBN 10 : 9780297856092
ISBN 13 : 029785609X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows Of The Workhouse Book Description:

A fascinating slice of East End life, from the No.1 bestsellilng author of CALL THE MIDWIFE, soon to be a major BBC TV series. In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s 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 6 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.

Call the Midwife Shadows of the Workhouse

Call the Midwife  Shadows of the Workhouse
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2013-01-22
ISBN 10 : 9780062270054
ISBN 13 : 0062270052
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Shadows of the Workhouse Book Description:

The sequel to Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series Call the Midwife When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane's spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at people's lives in the poorest section of postwar London.

Shadows of the Workhouse

Shadows of the Workhouse
Author : Duyhu Aban
Publisher : HECTOR.BOOK
Total Pages :
Release : 1999-12-31
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows of the Workhouse Book Description:

In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the fascinating people she encountered. There's the story of 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 6 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, comes to visit 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 Hatten Garden in the nun's room. The case is taken to court and Sister Monica Joan becomes a cause celebre. These stories give a fascinating insight into the lives of the poor in 1950s London, of the shadow of the workhouse that always hung over their lives but also of the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties.

The Workhouse

The Workhouse
Author : Simon Fowler
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2014-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9781783831517
ISBN 13 : 1783831510
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Workhouse Book Description:

The stories of those who lived in the shadow of the workhouse'??During the nineteenth century the workhouse cast a shadow over the lives of the poor. The destitute and the desperate sought refuge within its forbidding walls. And it was an ever-present threat if poor families failed to look after themselves properly. As a result a grim mythology has grown up about the horrors of the 'house' and the mistreatment meted out to the innocent pauper. ??In this fully-updated and revised edition of his bestselling book, Simon Fowler takes a fresh look at the workhouse and the people who sought help from it. He looks at how the system of the Poor Law _ of which the workhouse was a key part _ was organised and the men and women who ran the workhouses or were employed to care for the inmates.??But above all this is the moving story of the tens of thousands of children, men, women and the elderly who were forced to endure grim conditions to survive in an unfeeling world.??'A poignant account ... draws powerfully on letters from The National Archives ... [Simon Fowler] brings out the horror, but it is fair-minded to those struggling to be humane within an inhumane system,' The Independent??'A good introduction,' The Guardian.??The history of workhouses and poverty ('misery history') has recently been prominently covered on TV shows like WDYTYA? and ITV's Secrets from the Workhouse, and referenced in historical dramas like The Village and Ripper Street.

Out of the shadows by Crona Temple

Out of the shadows  by Crona Temple
Author : Clara Corfield
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1882
ISBN 10 : OXFORD:600058622
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the shadows by Crona Temple Book Description:

Lights and Shadows of Jamaica History

Lights and Shadows of Jamaica History
Author : Richard Hill
Publisher : Kingston : Ford & Dall
Total Pages : 164
Release : 1859
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951002119308B
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lights and Shadows of Jamaica History Book Description:

The Shadows of the Lake

The Shadows of the Lake
Author : Frank Leyton
Publisher :
Total Pages : 143
Release : 1893
ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112069217989
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadows of the Lake Book Description:

Lights and Shadows of London Life

Lights and Shadows of London Life
Author : London Life
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1867
ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433075900104
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lights and Shadows of London Life Book Description:

Lights and Shadows in the Life of an Artisan

Lights and Shadows in the Life of an Artisan
Author : Joseph Gutteridge
Publisher : Gale and the British Library
Total Pages : 276
Release : 1893
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044014244057
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lights and Shadows in the Life of an Artisan Book Description: