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Just as Jennifer was present at the beginning of life in her midwife books, here she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives. Interpersed with these stories from Jennifer's post-­midwifReview'Few readers will fail to be moved by her stories, which are artfully used to examine some of the genuine societal dilemmas death presents, and to point up the ill effects that flow from the mixture of embarassment, denial and avoidance with which we surround it.­' TLS 'This is a taboo subject and makes absolutely gripping reading because it is one that, whether we like it or not, is going to matter enormously to each and every one of us.­' GOOD BOOK GUIDE About the AuthorJennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left . . .

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Less than a year after the first season finale, PBS’s hit series returns to Sunday nights this spring with an all-­new eight-­episode season. Fans of and 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. Based on Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs, will continue to delight its millions of viewers in the U.­S.

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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.

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The last book in the trilogy begun by Jennifer Worth's bestseller and the basis for the PBS series When twenty-­two-­year-­old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-­class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the poorest section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. is the last book in Worth's memoir trilogy, which the described as "powerful stories with sweet charm and controlled outrage" in the face of dire circumstances. Here, at last, is the full story of Chummy's delightful courtship and wedding. We also meet Megan'mave, identical twins who share a browbeaten husband, and return to Sister Monica Joan, who is in top eccentric form. As in Worth's first two books, and, the vividly portrayed denizens of a postwar East End contend with the trials of extreme poverty—unsanitary conditions, hunger, and disease—and find surprising ways to thrive in their tightly knit . . .

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The sequel to Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series 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, . . .

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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 . . .

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The East End of London in the 1950s was a vibrant place, with a close community. Families often lived within streets of each other, children made playgrounds of the bombsites, and clubs and pubs formed the centre of a lively social scene. However in the living conditions of post-­war London, life was often a struggle. It was into this community that Jennifer Worth came as a midwife, working with the nuns of Nonnatus House. She tells of the devastating effects of tuberculosis on one family, the dangerous practise of back-­street abortions, and of mothers driven to extremes by poverty or social pressure. As the 1960s dawned the docklands began to change beyond all recognition. Farewell to the East End charts these years.­Review'compelling' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 'we are introduced to a host of colourful East End characters and the heartrending tragedies that befell so many of them... a great read' FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY 'a fascinating and valuable insight into the cultural history . . .

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

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.

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Series : Book 3 of "Midwife Trilogy, The" Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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