Shadows of the Workhouse: The Drama of Life in Postwar London

Shadows of the Workhouse: The Drama of Life in Postwar London

CD-Audio

By (author) Jennifer Worth, Read by Stephanie Cole, Read by Anne Reid

$13.70
List price $23.55
You save $9.85 41% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
Paperback $10.23
  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: CD-Audio | 4 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 137mm x 14mm | 145g
  • Publication date: 4 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409101398
  • ISBN 13: 9781409101390
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 115,230

Product description

In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the people she encountered. There's Jane, who cleaned and generally helped out at Nonnatus House - she was taken to the workhouse as a baby and was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat. Peggy and Frank's parents both died within six months of one another and the children were left destitute. At the time, there was no other option for them but the workhouse. The Reverend Thornton-Appleby-Thorton, a missionary in Africa, visits the Nonnatus nuns and Sister Julienne acts as matchmaker. And Sister Monica Joan, the eccentric ninety-year-old nun, is accused of shoplifting some small items from the local market. She is let off with a warning, but then Jennifer finds stolen jewels from Hatton Garden in the nun's room. These stories give a fascinating insight into the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties. Read by Anne Reid

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

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

Dignified and unsentimental social history. OBSERVER