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Letters to the Midwife is a wonderful collection of correspondence received by Jennifer Worth, offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world. Along with readers' responses and personal histories, it is filled with all sorts of heart-warming gems. There are stories from other midwives, lorry drivers, even a seamstress, all with tales to tell. Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris and some journal entries, this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself, complete with a moving introduction by her family about the woman they knew and loved.
Jennifer Worth’s memoirs of being a midwife in the 1950s inspired the recent TV success Call the Midwife. Her vivid recollections of a bygone era conjured strong memories for fellow midwives and others who felt compelled to write to Jennifer, and this is a selection of that correspondence. It also includes Jennifer’s diary entries and her previously unpublished account of a youthful sojourn in Paris. It all pays tribute to Jennifer’s talents as a writer, and her personal warmth and generosity of spirit. As one correspondent told her family after her death, ‘she has touched the soul of many of her readers, most of whom she never met’.
Publication date: 20/11/2014
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||20th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Memoirs, Social & cultural history, Midwifery, Diaries, letters & journals,|
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 ...More About Jennifer Worth