Call The Midwife (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2008-03-01
Utmärkelser
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-Fiction Award 2009
Förlag
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Illustratör/Fotograf
8
Illustrationer
8 Illustrations, unspecified
Dimensioner
200 x 130 x 28 mm
Vikt
268 g
ISBN
9780753823835

Call The Midwife

A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s

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Häftad, Engelska, 2008-03-01
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A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series.Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.
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    Eva, 26 januari 2015

    En sträck läsning. Välskriven och intressant samtidigt vet man att allt är sant. Läs den.
    En berättelse om hur barnmorskans arbete blev till proffesion. Om de fattiga i East End och om de mirakel dessa kvinnor gick igenom.

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    Mela (Umeå), 14 oktober 2013

    En otroligt bra bok! Skriven på ett personligt sätt så att det känns som att det är du som upplever händelserna i boken!

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Worth's books are full of fascinating social history: about living conditions in east London, the scale of poverty and violence, the realities of postwar medicine and the workhouse * NEW STATESMAN *

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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.