Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s


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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 ...

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John H

Jul 11, 2013

"Worth" having!

For those of us who've loved the PBS series ("Call the Midwife"), having Jennifer Worth's lovely prose at our fingertips is a treasure.


Dec 6, 2012

The PBS series made me do it

I enjoyed the PBS series so much that ordered multiple copies for my book group.

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