Viewing Entry - Farewell to the East End (E15419) by Worth, Jennifer
Playing time for epub/audio formats : 10 hours 45 minutes
Farewell to the East End : Call the Midwife, Book 3
Author / Responsible party
Autobiography, History. Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011. Midwives -- England -- London -- Biography. Childbirth -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century. East End (London, England) -- Social conditions.
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.