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Viewing Entry - Shadows of the workhouse (S15407)
by Worth, Jennifer

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TitleShadows of the workhouse : Call the midwife
Author / Responsible partyWorth, Jennifer
GenreAutobiography, History.
TopicsAutobiography, History. Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011. Midwives -- England -- London -- Biography. Childbirth -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century. Poplar (London, England) -- Social life and customs.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


When 22-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives; she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.

Additional Information

System control numberS15407
Original Print PublisherLondon : Phoenix, 2013.
Series statementBook 2 of the Call the midwife series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 2 of the Call the midwife series
NarratorNicola Barber
Narrator NameNicola Barber
Participant or performer noteNicola Barber
Narrators GenderFemale narrator