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Farewell to the East End : The Last Days of the East End Midwives - Jennifer Worth

Farewell to the East End

The Last Days of the East End Midwives

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Published: 15th October 2009
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The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, now a 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.

About the Author

Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for about twenty-five years. Jennifer died in May 2011 after a short illness, leaving her husband Philip, two daughters and three grandchildren. Her books have all been bestsellers.

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    5.0

    loved it

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      Comments about Farewell to the East End:

      Like the rest of the series I loved this book and wish there were many more.

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      5.0

      Pure Brilliance!!

      By Kate

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        Comments about Farewell to the East End:

        Great reference to a bygone era in the UK. Historic information great particularly interesting to those researching family history in the UK. Hard to put down - compulsive reading.

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          Comments about Farewell to the East End:

          I couldn't put this book down.. It was sad to read the farewell.. Wish there were more... I was brought up in Surrey but new most of the laces mentioned.. My Dad used to go to Billingsgate Fish market every Friday/Sat mornings.

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          'A sad farewell but a memorable and satisfying send-off' DAILY EXPRESS 'One would struggle to find a better descrption of a long-gone era and its heartening, forgotten values' SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

          ISBN: 9780753823064
          ISBN-10: 0753823063
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 336
          Published: 15th October 2009
          Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 2.3
          Weight (kg): 0.22