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Farewell to the East End

  • CD-Audio
By (author) Jennifer Worth , Read by Anne Reid

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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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  • CD-Audio
  • 138 x 140 x 16mm | 140.61g
  • 16 Apr 2009
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 1409104966
  • 9781409104964
  • 260,511

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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 25 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. ANNE REID is BAFTA Award-nominated English film and television actress from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Her first major role was as Valerie in Coronation Street in the 1960s. Since then, her many TV credits include, DINNER LADIES, DR, WHO, LIFE BEGINS and BLEAK HOUSE. She has recorded a number of dramas for Radio 4 and was the voice of Wendolene Ramsbottom in WALLACE AND GROMIT: A CLOSE SHAVE. Her film credits include SAVAGE GRACE, THE MOTHER and HOT FUZZ.

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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

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