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Viewing Entry - Farewell to the East End (S15419)
by Worth, Jennifer

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TitleFarewell to the East End : Call the Midwife, Book 3
Author / Responsible partyWorth, Jennifer
GenreAutobiography, History.
TopicsAutobiography, History. Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011. Midwives -- England -- London -- Biography. Childbirth -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century. East End (London, England) -- Social conditions.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London - 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 and dockers of the city's seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history. Jennifer Worth delivered hundreds of babies, touched numerous lives, and recounted with depth the heartrending story of a neighborhood in transition. Here, at last, is the full story of Chummy's delightful courtship and wedding. We also meet Megan'mave, identical twins who share a browbeaten husband, and revisit Sister Monica Joan, who is in the top eccentric form.

Additional Information

System control numberS15419
Original Print PublisherNew York : Ecco, [2013?], c2005.
Series statementBook 3 of the "Call the Midwife series"
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 3 of the "Call the Midwife series"
NarratorNicola Barber.
Narrator NameNicola Barber.
Participant or performer noteNicola Barber.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator