Letters to the Midwife

Letters to the Midwife

Correspondence With the Author of Call the Midwife

Book - 2014
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When the CALL THE MIDWIFE books became bestsellers, Jennifer Worth was inundated with correspondence. People felt moved to write to her because the books had touched them, and because they wanted to share memories of the world her books described, the East End of London in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

LETTERS TO THE MIDWIFE is a collection of the correspondence she received offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world.

Along with readers' responses and personal histories, it is filled with heartwarming gems such as letters and drawings sent by one of the nuns featured in Call the Midwife and a curious list of the things Jennifer would need to become a missionary. There are stories from other midwives, lorry drivers, even a seamstress, all with tales to tell.

Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris, and some journal entries, this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself, complete with a moving introduction by her family about the Jennifer Worth they knew and loved.

Publisher: London :, Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780297869085
Branch Call Number: 618.2 WOR NVD
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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CatherineG_1 May 08, 2018

For those who love The Call the Midwife series, these are letters from readers and viewers of the show. They recount their memories of the time and living in the East End. There are additional insights into Jennifer Worth's real life.

Jane60201 Jun 26, 2014

I haven't read any of her books, which I probably should have before attempting this one. This was ok but not great in my opinion.

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