Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Shadows of the Workhouse

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at people's lives in the poorest section of postwar London
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2014
[United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781622313457
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 15 min.)) : digital
Alternative Title: Shadows of the workhouse


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