Call the Midwife
A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
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The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Love the TV show and now the book. I was sorry when I finished it. The way the author draws you in to the lives of the Nuns and the Midwives is masterful. I felt like I could actually see what she was describing . I just found it fascinating and the subject was unlike any other book I have read. I Want more!
This is an incredibly interesting story and subject matter. The writer makes the individual's come alive. Some of it was so emotional that I had to take breaks from it. Would like it more if there were more follow up on the introduced characters.
Very good read and educational
This was a very interesting book about East London in the 1950s, the midwives and their patients. Housing conditions were deplorable in this part of London during these times. It was interesting to learn about how midwifery got started too. The characters are very well developed and details about the births and living conditions, although sometimes gory, were Well told and interesting. I want more about the main character! I'm glad to hear there's other books by this author and it's interesting that this is based on her actual life.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Apr 07, 2009
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English