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Farewell to the East End

By: Worth, Jennifer, SRN, SCM

0753823063 / 9780753823064
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United Kingdom
20 cm 321 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map, ports.
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Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, the basis of the major BBC TV series. 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.


1DBKESL London, Greater London, 3JJPG c 1945 to c 1960, BM Memoirs, HBTB Social & cultural history, MQD Midwifery

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