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    DescriptionThe highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women?from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side. Based on Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the beloved PBS series.


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    Title
    Call the Midwife
    Subtitle
    A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Worth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143123255
    ISBN 10: 0143123254
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    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
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    DC21: 618.2
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    B&T Approval Code: A15202024
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC22: 618.20092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: S65476039
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RG950 .W675 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Reprint, Media Tie In
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    29 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She then moved to London to train as a midwife. She later became a staff nurse at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, and then ward sister and sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in Euston. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 Jennifer left nursing in order to study music intensively. She gained the Licentiate of the London College of Music in 1974 and was awarded a Fellowship ten years later. Jennifer married Philip Worth in 1963 and they lived together in Hertfordshire. Jennifer died in May 2011, leaving her husband, two daughters and three grandchildren.