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    DescriptionThis final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship's woman who 'serviced' the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and warmth, such as the tale of two women who shared the same husband! Other stories cover backstreet abortions, the changing life of the docklands, infanticide, as well as the lives of the inhabitants of Nonnatus House. We discover what happens with the gauche debutant Chummy and her equally gauche policeman; will Sister Monica Joan continue her life of crime? Will Sister Evangelina ever crack a smile? And what of Jennifer herself? The book not only details the final years of the tenements but also of Jennifer's journey as she moves on from the close community of nuns, and her life takes a new path.


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    Title
    Farewell to the East End
    Subtitle
    The Last Days of the East End Midwives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Worth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 242 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753823064
    ISBN 10: 0753823063
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BISAC V2.8: HEA041000
    BIC subject category V2: MQD, 1DBKESL, 3JJPG
    DC22: 942.150855092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHTB, MQD
    Illustrations note
    30, 2 maps
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    15 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.
    Review quote
    'A sad farewell but a memorable and satisfying send-off' DAILY EXPRESS 'One would struggle to find a better descrption of a long-gone era and its heartening, forgotten values' SUNDAY BUSINESS POST