Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth audiobook

Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse

By Jennifer Worth
Read by Nicola Barber

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

The Call the Midwife Trilogy: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665157667

  • ISBN: 9781665157643

  • ISBN: 9781665157650

Runtime: 10.25 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

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Author Bio: Jennifer Worth

Author Bio: Jennifer Worth

Jennifer Worth (1935–2011) trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 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 twenty-five years. Her books have all been bestsellers in England.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English