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    • Call the Midwife

    • A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 147

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged to the point of absurdity

    • By Ms K. E. Evans on 25-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Farewell to the East End

    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The hit BBC TV series Call the Midwife is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, chronicling her life as a midwife in London in the 1950s. Farewell to the East End is the third book in the trilogy. Following on from the best-selling Call the Midwife and Shadows of the Workhouse, Jennifer brings her story to a conclusion. Postwar life could be a struggle - the devastating effects of TB, dangerous backstreet abortions, people driven to extremes by poverty....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly annoyed

    • By Matt on 02-10-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Letters to the Midwife

    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than I expected

    • By R. Card on 22-11-15

    Regular price: £18.99