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Summary

When the Call the Midwife series became best sellers Jennifer Worth received mountains of letters - not only praising her books, but also from people who remembered the world her books described; life in the East End of London during the late 1940s and early '50s. Often her books touched her audience and they felt moved to write, or they wanted to share their own memories.

A prolific letter writer herself, Jennifer always corresponded and this book includes some fascinating letters she received, including letters about becoming a missionary and the curious list of things she would need! There are also letters from one of the nuns featured in the Call the Midwife books and other such gems.

Letters to the Midwive includes a moving introduction by Jennifer's family about the Jennifer Worth they knew and loved. Read by Patience Tomlinson and Clive Mantle.

©2014 Estate of Jennifer Worth (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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I ordered this for completion as I enjoyed her other books. I expected just a to and fro of correspondence, but the beginning of the book is a brief biography followed by letters from mostly fans. There is also a short telling by JW of her time in Paris. I came to her books not long before the TV series began and so enjoyed them from a social history point of view. I'd highly recommend this book.

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Fabulous!

I really enjoyed this backdrop to the Midwife series. Lovely to learn a little more about the author & to read the unpublished section about her time in France.

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  • 29-04-16

Shockingly bad

I bought this book after reading the Call the midwife trilogy and the follow up In the Midst which were all excellent. Sadly, this book is complete and utter self indulgent rubbish, I had to stop listening after chapter 2. Very disappointing and I can't help but think that the publishers just saw an opportunity to make a bit more money on the back of a successful series

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The story veered all over the place with sections shoe horned into strange places. Some of the letters were interesting but not enough to engage as the midwife series did.

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Letters are not interesting.

I love the Call the Midwife books but am finding these letters boring. Am going to get the 2nd of the Midwife triology.

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  • 11-06-19

Wonderful

Can listen to her books over, and over and over - So well written you feel like you are part of the story itself. It just takes you to another time in life, even if you were not yet born. So sad she has passed away.