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Jennifer Worth - Letters ​to the Midwife
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. Letter 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 Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris, and some journal entries, this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself, complete with a moving introduction by her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.

Jennifer Worth - Shadows ​of the Workhouse
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.

Jennifer Worth - Call ​the Midwife
Jennifer ​Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

Jennifer Worth - Επειγόντως ​τη μαμή
η ​δεκαετία του 1950, το Ιστ Εντ ήταν μια φτωχική συνοικία γύρω από τις αποβάθρες του μεγάλου λιμανιού του Λονδίνου. Μια γραφική, λαϊκή συνοικία όπου οι άνθρωποι -εργάτες στην πλειονότητά τους- ζούσαν σε άθλιες συνθήκες δίπλα στα ερείπια των βομβαρδισμών του Β' Παγκόσμιου Πολέμου. Αυτός ήταν ο κόσμος στον οποίο η Τζένιφερ Γουόρθ κλήθηκε να ασκήσει το επάγγελμα της μαίας σε ηλικία μόλις είκοσι δύο ετών. Και, φυσικά, τα πράγματα δεν ήταν καθόλου όπως τα είχε φανταστεί. Η νεαρή Τζένιφερ βρέθηκε να κατοικεί σ' ένα μοναστήρι· να ξεγεννάει γυναίκες που γεννούσαν μέχρι και το... εικοστό πέμπτο παιδί τους· να παρευρίσκεται σε τοκετούς που πραγματοποιούνταν σε σπίτια δύο δωματίων χωρίς τουαλέτα και νερό· να καλύπτει μοιχείες και να περιφέρεται ανάμεσα στα μπορντέλα της περιοχής τα οποία φημίζονταν για τα παράξενα στριπτίζ που πρόσφεραν στους πελάτες τους. Μέσα σε όλα αυτά, έπρεπε να αντιμετωπίσει και τις δικές της υπαρξιακές αγωνίες και, τελικά, ν' αναγκαστεί ν' αλλάξει άποψη για τη ζωή.

Jennifer Worth - Farewell ​to the East End
This ​final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship's woman who 'serviced' the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and warmth, such as the tale of two women who shared the same husband! Other stories cover backstreet abortions, the changing life of the docklands, infanticide, as well as the lives of the inhabitants of Nonnatus House. We discover what happens with the gauche debutant Chummy and her equally gauche policeman; will Sister Monica Joan continue her life of crime? Will Sister Evangelina ever crack a smile? And what of Jennifer herself? The book not only details the final years of the tenements but also of Jennifer's journey as she moves on from the close community of nuns, and her life takes a new path.

Jennifer Worth - Hívják ​a bábát
East ​End-i igaz történet az 1950-es évekből. A londoni kikötőnegyed, a Docklands élete meglehetősen kemény volt az 1950-es években. Jennifer Worth, amikor huszonkét éves korában körzeti bába lett, egyik napról a másikra a Cable Street bordélyai, a bombatölcsérekben metilalkoholt ivók világában találta magát. A gyerekek nyomorúságos körülmények közt jöttek erre a nyomorúságos világra, gyakran még folyó víz sem volt a lakásokban. Jennifer Worth könyvéből megismerhetjük a hatalmas londoni kikötő romantikus szépségét, a poloskától hemzsegő bérházakat, a betegségtől való rettegést csakúgy, mint a közösség összetartását, és a több mint tízgyermekes asszonyok hihetetlen tűrőképességét. A humort sem nélkülöző, hol fölkavaró, hol megható írás egy azóta eltűnt világot kelt életre. "Talán van valahol egy bába, aki megteszi azt a szakmájáért, amit James Herriot tett az állatorvosi gyakorlatért." (Terri Coates) A BBC One 2012 januárjában kezdte vetíteni a könyvből készült televíziós sorozatot.

Jennifer Worth - In ​the Midst of Life
Jennifer ​Worth's bestselling memoirs of her time as a midwife have inspired and moved readers of all ages. Now, in IN THE MIDST OF LIFE she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives. Interspersed with these stories from Jennifer's post-midwife career are the histories of her patients, from the family divided by a decision nobody could bear to make, to the mother who comes to her son's adopted country and joins his family without being able to speak a word of English. IN THE MIDST OF LIFE also gives moving insights not just into Jennifer's life and career, but also of a period of time which seems very different to today's, fast-paced world.

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