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The Midwife's Sister by Christine Lee
  

The Midwife's Sister

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The woman whose stories were the foundation for the books and later the TV series Call the Midwife had a troubled start in life. Here Jennifer Worth’s sister reveals their childhood and their close bond throughout their lives, a moving account of an elder sister who protected Christine, her younger sibling.

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The Midwife's Sister by Christine Lee

'Our childhood came to an end when our parents parted and from then on Jennifer was placed in the impossible position of having to be a parent to me, her sister. I shall always be grateful for her protection ...' Millions have fallen in love with Jennifer Worth and her experiences in the East End as chronicled in Call the Midwife but little is known about her life outside this period. Now, in this moving and evocative memoir, Jennifer's sister, Christine, takes us from their early idyllic years to the cruelty and neglect they suffered after their parents divorced, from Jennifer being forced to leave home at fourteen to their training as nurses. After leaving nursing Jennifer took up a career in music, her first love, and Christine became a sculptor, but through marriages and children, joy and heartbreak, their lives remained intertwined. Absorbing and emotional, The Midwife's Sister is testimony to an enduring bond between two extraordinary women.

About the Author

Christine Lee was born in Watford in 1938 and began her working life training as a nurse. Now a renowned figurative sculptor, among her best-known works is the remarkable Commemorative Fountain outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2015

Author

Christine Lee

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
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Memoirs
Family & relationships

ISBN

9781447282648

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