Jennifer Worth - Shadows of The Workhouse (2nd Hand Paperback)
The Number 1 Best Selling Sequel To Call The Midwife.
In this follow up to Call The Midwife, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950's 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.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction : Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 2005 (this Edition 2013 - Phoenix / Orion)
- ISBN : 9781780225111
- SKU : B002299
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The stories of her patients, several of them told in detail, are affectionate, non-judgemental vignettes of those who survived harsh times conventionally and otherwise and whose hard-come-by happiness you will rejoice in as you read this book"
"A deeply eye-opening and very emotionally moving book."
- Goodreads Reviews.
Jennifer Louise Worth RN RM was a British memoirist. She wrote a best-selling trilogy about her work as a nurse and midwife practicing in the poverty-stricken East End of London in the 1950s: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to The East End.