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Shadows Of The Workhouse - The Drama Of Life In Postwar London (Paperback) Loot Price: R218
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Shadows Of The Workhouse - The Drama Of Life In Postwar London (Paperback)

Jennifer Worth

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A fascinating slice of East End life, from the No.1 bestsellilng author of CALL THE MIDWIFE, soon to be a major BBC TV series. In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the people she encountered. There's Jane, who cleaned and generally helped out at Nonnatus House - she was taken to the workhouse as a baby and was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat. Peggy and Frank's parents both died within 6 months of each other and the children were left destitute. At the time, there was no other option for them but the workhouse. The Reverend Thornton-Appleby-Thorton, a missionary in Africa, visits the Nonnatus nuns and Sister Julienne acts as matchmaker. And Sister Monica Joan, the eccentric ninety-year-old nun, is accused of shoplifting some small items from the local market. She is let off with a warning, but then Jennifer finds stolen jewels from Hatton Garden in the nun's room. These stories give a fascinating insight into the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties.

General

Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2009
Authors: Jennifer Worth
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 294
ISBN-13: 978-0-7538-2585-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Midwifery
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Midwifery > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-7538-2585-6
Barcode: 9780753825853

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