In the Midst of Life: Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death?

In the Midst of Life: Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death?

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By (author) Jennifer Worth, Read by Barbara Flynn

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 140mm x 15mm | 164g
  • Publication date: 18 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409114678
  • ISBN 13: 9781409114673
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: Abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 186,127

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Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs of her time as a midwife have inspired and moved readers of all ages. Now, in IN THE MIDST OF LIFE she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives. Interspersed with these stories from Jennifer's post-midwife career are the histories of her patients, from the family divided by a decision nobody could bear to make, to the mother who comes to her son's adopted country and joins his family without being able to speak a word of English. IN THE MIDST OF LIFE also gives moving insights not just into Jennifer's life and career, but also of a period of time which seems very different to today's, fast-paced world. Abridged edition, read by Barbara Flynn

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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.