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The Complete Call the Midwife Stories Jennifer Worth 4 Books Collection Collector's Gift-Edition (Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End, Call the Midwife, Letters to the Midwife)

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She uses these systems to disseminate social aspects such as competition, cooperation, domination, and equality. I am interested in Workhouse history as I am a volunteer guide at the last remaining building of the Guildford Union Workhouse. An agnostic, she little expected that she would eventually spend two and a half years with the sisters that would transform her life forever. The book is set in Poplar, in the East End of London, where Jenny Lee, Worth's maiden name, works as a midwife and district nurse, attached to a convent, Nonnatus House (a pseudonym for the Community of St.

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The book also enables readers to follow Jennifer's personal story, as she discovers the amazing resilience of a population still bearing the scars of war, and the vibrant community of nuns with whom she lives and who teach her the skills of midwifery. She related in a most straightforward manner the plight of women who had no option but to commit suicide in the Cuts, often taking their children along; how families who couldn’t feed one more baby and suffocated them; and the surgical rape of scores of working-class women, owing to the Contagious Diseases Act of 1864.

John the Divine and many others like them to keep medical care going amidst heavy bombing, most of which was concentrated in the Docklands. I would say there is more anxiety attending childbirth these days; more caesarian sections, more inductions, more drugs, more drips, more medicine in other words. The third series, set in 1959, depicts cystic fibrosis, polio, caring for the terminally ill and midwifery in a prison context. She masterfully simplifies their history and intentions so every reader, no matter their background, is able to understand them and form their own opinion. Written with affection and nostalgia, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

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.In July 2012 BBC Worldwide announced it sold the global Video on Demand rights of the programme to Netflix, while all episodes are also on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

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