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    The Complete Call the Midwife Stories: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s (Multiple copy pack) By (author) Jennifer Worth


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    DescriptionLondon's East End in the 1950s was a tough place: the struggles of post-war life - bombsites, overcrowded tenements, crime, brothels - bred a culture of tight-knit family communities, larger-than-life characters and a lively social scene. It was into this world that Jennifer Worth entered as a trainee midwife. But docklands life was tough, and babies were often born in slum conditions. In funny, disturbing and heartbreaking stories, Jennifer Worth recounts her time among nuns, prostitutes, abortionists, bigamists, gangsters and expectant mothers, portraying East Enders' amazing resilience - and their warmth and humour in the face of hardship. Written with affection and nostalgia, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

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    The Complete Call the Midwife Stories
    True Stories of the East End in the 1950s
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Worth
    Physical properties
    Format: Multiple copy pack
    Number of pages: 1008
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 71 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780224923
    ISBN 10: 1780224923

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, HBJD1, HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: MQD, 1DBKESL, 3JJPG
    DC23: 942.150855092
    Edition statement
    Boxed Set (3 titles)
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    08 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for about twenty-five years. Jennifer died in May 2011 after a short illness, leaving her husband Philip, two daughters and three grandchildren. Her books have all been bestsellers.