Call the Midwife (Paperback)
A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times (The Midwife Trilogy #1)
Penguin Books, 9780143123255, 352pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 2012
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/27/2012)
Paperback, Chinese (6/6/2013)
Audio Cassette (12/1/2006)
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.
An unfortgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the beloved PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season.
About the Author
Praise For Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times (The Midwife Trilogy #1)…
"Worth is indeed a natural storyteller. . . . Her detailed account of being a midwife in London's East End is gripping, moving, and convincing from beginning to end." -Literary Review
"I loved the people, the nuns, the tough dockers, the prostitutes and pimps, seen with the fresh eyes of youth." -The Guardian
"Readers will fall in love with Call the Midwife . . . an affirmation of life during the best and worst of times." -Elizabeth Brundage, author of The Doctor's Wife