Call the Midwife
A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
By Jennifer Worth
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143123255, 340pp.)
Publication Date: August 29, 2012
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Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side.
Based on Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs, "Call the Midwife" is the true story behind the beloved PBS series.