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Shadows Of The Workhouse


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Jennifer Worth's CALL THE MIDWIFE was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. It has reprinted ten times so far in paperback. SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE is full of incredible stories about people struggling in the face of tremendous poverty and deprivation. Jennifer is a natural born storyteller and is full of opinions about the loss of our communities. CALL THE MIDWIFE received terrific reviews: 'Worth is indeed a natural storyteller and her detailed account of being a midwife in London's East End is gripping, moving and convincing from beginning to end ... CALL THE MIDWIFE is a powerful evocation of a long-gone world - and in Worth it has surely found one of its best chroniclers' Literary Review. 'Worth's portrait is subtle, skilfully describing a sense of community that no longer exists' Financial Times.

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Jennifer Worth was a nurse, midwife, ward sister and night sister from 1953 until 1973, working mainly in London. Her first passion was - and still is - music, and she is a Fellow of the London College of Music. She taught piano and singing for about twenty-five years and still sings in choirs all over England and Europe. She has been married for forty-five years and has two daughters and three grandchildren.


Be warned, it's a real tear-jerker - but it also makes you very grateful for the life we have today. - Woman

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