Tales from a Midwife: "Call the Midwife", "Shadows of the Workhouse", "Farewell to the East End": True Stories of the East End in the 1950s

Tales from a Midwife: "Call the Midwife", "Shadows of the Workhouse", "Farewell to the East End": True Stories of the East End in the 1950s

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By (author) Jennifer Worth, Read by Stephanie Cole, 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 24mm | 274g
  • Publication date: 4 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 140911547X
  • ISBN 13: 9781409115472
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 118,578

Product description

This omnibus audio edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE, SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE and FAREWELL TO THE EAST END chronicles Jennifer Worth's career as a midwife, from her arrival in the war-scarred Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, to the demolition of the tenements. It provides a fascinating snapshot of social history, documenting the East End in the days when there was a real sense of community, when times were tough but there was plenty of good humour and neighbourly support to help the inhabitants through the harsh econonic climate.

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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. Stephanie Cole has been acting since 1958 when she was 17 and has starred in both stage and screen. We have most recently seen her in MIDSOMER MURDERS and as the wonderful character of Joan Norton in DOC MARTIN.