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Call the midwife: shadows of the workhouse / Jennifer Worth.

Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011 author. (Author).
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APLS-Geneva 921 WOR WOR (Text) 34207002029438 Adult Non-fiction Biographies Available -
Attica Public Library - Attica 618.2 WORTH (Text) 74231000105339 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Butler Public Library - Butler 921 WORTH Midwife 2 (Text) 73174005022826 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Cicero Branch B.c Worth, Jennifer (Text) 78294000253732 Adult Biography Available -
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Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood BIO WORTH (Text) 36626103431516 Adult Biographies Checked out 12/19/2016
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B WORTH WORTH (Text) 33946002790546 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062270047 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0062270044 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco/HarperCollins, [2013]

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General Note: "First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Merton Books" --T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 294).
Summary, etc.: 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, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds.
Subject: Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.
Midwives > England > London > Biography.
Childbirth > England > London > History > 20th century.
Almshouses > England > 20th century.
Poor > England > London > Social conditions > 20th century.
East End (London, England) > Biography > 20th century.
East End (London, England) > Economic conditions > 20th century.
East End (London, England) > Social conditions > 20th century.

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