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Jennifer Worth - Author


Jennifer Worth was a nurse, midwife, ward sister and night sister from 1953 until 1973. Her Call the Midwife trilogy comprises Call the Midwife, first published by W&N in 2007, as well as Shadow of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End. The books were based on Worth's experiences as a midwife in London's East End in the 1950s, and have sold almost a million copies in the UK, according to the publisher.

Call the Midwife has been made into a major television series for the BBC, produced by Neal Street Productions and scripted by Heidi Thomas, who also wrote the screenplay for "Cranford". The series runs for 6 weeks from 15th January 2012.

Jennifer Worth died on 31st May 2011 and is survived by her husband Philip Worth, their two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Jennifer Worth

Letters to the Midwife Correspondence with Jennifer Worth, the Author of Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Letters to the Midwife Correspondence with Jennifer Worth, the Author of Call the Midwife
Jennifer Worth
Since the publication of her first book, Call the Midwife in 2002, Jennifer Worth received a shoal of letters from readers touched by her writing and revealing their own experiences. A selection of these heartfelt letters is reproduced here...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
Letters to the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Letters to the Midwife
Jennifer Worth
Since the publication of her first book, Call the Midwife in 2002, Jennifer Worth received a shoal of letters from readers touched by her writing and revealing their own experiences. A selection of these heartfelt letters is reproduced here...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/02/2014
Call The Midwife : A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
Call The Midwife : A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Jennifer Worth
Great stories about the lost world of London’s East End in the 50s, before the slum clearances, when community was all-important and no one locked their doors. Jennifer Worth, attached to an order of nuns, was the midwife. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
In the Midst of Life : Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death? by Jennifer Worth
In the Midst of Life : Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death?
Jennifer Worth
The No.1 bestselling author of the CALL THE MIDWIFE series returns with a new collection of moving true-life stories from her time as a nurse, a period of time which seems very different to today's fast-paced world..
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2011
Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth
Shadows of the Workhouse
Jennifer Worth
More fascinating stories of life in London’s East End in the 1950s, by the author of Call the Midwife, giving an insight into the lives of the poor with that indomitable British spirit of making do, of resilience and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2009
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Call the Midwife
Jennifer Worth
Great stories about the lost world of London’s East End in the 50s before the slum clearances when community was all-important and no one locked their doors. Jennifer Worth, attached to an order of nuns, was the midwife.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008

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