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    DescriptionThe sequel to Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series Call the MidwifeWhen 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. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at people's lives in the poorest section of postwar London.


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    Title
    Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Worth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062270047
    ISBN 10: 0062270044
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, MBD
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    BIC subject category V2: BGTA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, SOC028000
    DC22: 618.20092
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC21: 305.56909421
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RG950 .W677 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    22 January 2013