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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 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 143

    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: Saskia Butler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Written by Jennifer Worth, Farewell to the East End is one of the trilogy of memoirs upon which the popular BBC series Call the Midwife is based. London's East End in the 1950s was a vibrant place-a close-knit community of families where children made playgrounds on bombsites and a lively social scene emerged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant !

    • By Helen on 23-07-11

    Regular price: £30.19

    • Shadows of the Workhouse

    • The Drama of Life in Postwar London
    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 71

    The inspiration for the second series of the BBC's phenomenally popular Call the Midwife, starring Miranda Hart. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Kathcolours33 on 31-12-15

    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 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • In the Midst of Life

    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Barbara Flynn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The last collection of true-life nursing stories from the number one best-selling author of the Call the Midwife series, soon to be a major BBC TV series. Jennifer Worth's best-selling memoirs of her time as a midwife have inspired and moved readers of all ages. Now, in In the Midst of Life she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the ends of their lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not as good as Worth's others

    • By Anonymous User on 14-08-17

    Regular price: £12.99