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In the Midst of Life : Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death? - Jennifer Worth

In the Midst of Life

Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death?

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Published: 18th August 2011
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The author of the CALL THE MIDWIFE series returns with a new collection of moving true-life stories from her time as a nurse.

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.

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.

'Few readers will fail to be moved by her stories, which are artfully used to examine some of the genuine societal dilemmas death presents, and to point up the ill effects that flow from the mixture of embarassment, denial and avoidance with which we surround it.' TLS 'This is a taboo subject and makes absolutely gripping reading because it is one that, whether we like it or not, is going to matter enormously to each and every one of us.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE

ISBN: 9780753827529
ISBN-10: 0753827522
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 18th August 2011
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1