Shadows Of The Workhouse (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2009-01-22
Förlag
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Illustrationer
ill
Dimensioner
197 x 130 x 22 mm
Vikt
310 g
ISBN
9780753825853
Shadows Of The Workhouse (häftad)

Shadows Of The Workhouse

The Drama Of Life In Postwar London

(6 röster)
Häftad Engelska, 2009-01-22
79
Skickas inom 2-5 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige över 149 kr för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 2 format & utgåvor
A fascinating slice of East End life, from the No.1 bestsellilng author of CALL THE MIDWIFE, soon to be a major BBC TV series. 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 6 months of each other 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.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Shadows Of The Workhouse
  2. +
  3. Farewell To The East End

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Farewell To The East End av Jennifer Worth (häftad).

Köp båda 2 för 158 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Recensioner i media

Be warned, it's a real tear-jerker - but it also makes you very grateful for the life we have today. * Woman *

Bloggat om Shadows Of The Workhouse

Övrig 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 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.