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Shadows of the workhouse [electronic resource] : Call the Midwife Series, Book 2. Jennifer Worth.

Worth, Jennifer. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062270054 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: 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 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Ecco, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1084 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Medical.
Genre: Electronic books.

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