Shadows of the Workhouse

In 'Shadows of the Workhouse', Jennifer tells the stories of the men and women she met who began their lives in the workhouse.

Shadows of the Workhouse

Shadows of the Workhouse

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 six months of one another 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.

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Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse
Language: un
Pages: 304
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-22 - Publisher: Harper Collins

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
Shadows of the Workhouse
Language: un
Pages: 294
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Phoenix

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
Shadows of the Workhouse
Language: un
Pages: 304
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: East End (London, England)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

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Shadows Of The Workhouse
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-14 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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
Call the Midwife Boxed Set
Language: un
Pages: 1008
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-01 - Publisher: Phoenix

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

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