If you enjoy the History of London, Early to late 1800's and you would like to know what it was like to live as a midwife at this time, this book is a must to read. There are three books in this series, these are: Call the Midwife, Shadows of a WorkHouse & Farewell to the East End. I couldn't put these books down until I had finished them, The stories are full of emotion, comedy, pain, happiness and trauma, all of which are true. Jennifer Worth has opened my eyes to the turmoil and strife that occurred in the Workhouses and the struggle the midwifes had, when attending to their patience. Books like these should be taught to children at schools, in the National curriculum, as past history like this should not be forgotten!