Farewell to the East End

Farewell to the East End

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By (author) Jennifer Worth, Read by Anne Reid

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 140mm x 16mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 16 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409104966
  • ISBN 13: 9781409104964
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: Abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 226,390

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The hit BBC TV series CALL THE MIDWIFE is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, chronicling her life as a midwife in London in the 1950s. FAREWELL TO THE EAST END is the third book in the trilogy. Following on from the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE and SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE, Jennifer brings her story to a conclusion. Post-war life could be a struggle - the devastating effects of TB, dangerous backstreet abortions, people driven to extremes by poverty - but there was also warmth and humour. Like Megan'mave, the identical twins who share the same browbeaten husband; the eccentric Sister Monica Joan; and gauche debutante Chummy, who wants to be a missionary. FAREWELL TO THE EAST END shines a light on the lives, culture and stories of a bygone era, and is both moving and heartwarming in equal measure. Abridged edition, read by Anne Reid

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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.

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Jennifer Worth was a young midwife working in London's East End in the 1950s and her engaging narrated experiences are truly unforgettable. THE OLDIE [Worth] knows how to tell a good story. GUARDIAN