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Letters to the Midwife: Correspondence with Jennifer Worth, the Author of Call the Midwife Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Fans of the four Call the Midwife books that inspired the TV series will treasure this collection of letters to and from the author, Jennifer Worth, who passed away in 2011. Her tales of life in 1950s East End London inspired others to share their experiences of nursing at the time, along with responses from people from all walks of life. Perhaps most moving are the notes from Sister Jocelyn (known as Sister Julienne in the books), offering words of wisdom. (WOMAN)
Jennifer Worth, author of the bestselling Call the Midwife, sadly passed away in May 2011 following a short illness. Her books have gained a great deal of popularity in recent years with their mixture of warmth, sadness and humour based on her experiences working as a midwife in the East End of London. Letters to the Midwife features some of the treasured letters received by Worth from former work colleagues and fans of her books. The resulting book is a rich testament to a life lived fully and to a very special lady whose memories have managed to inspire and touch so many (www.thebookbag.co.uk)
Memories and stories from those who were inspired by the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE books. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer herself, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the family. Unabridged edition.See all Product description
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I have enjoyed all of Jennifer Worth’s books and this is the fifth book in her series. I was so please to be able to review this book. This is a lovely book with letters from people who loved her books and wanted to tell Jennifer this. There are also personal touches from people they knew at that time, areas of Poplar and the east end. Although this is titled as letters, there is also are really interesting section of Jennifer’s life in 50s Paris and good descriptions of post war Paris.
This book is easy to read, I read this in a day as it was light and such a lovely read.
I particularly enjoyed the foreword by Miranda Hart comedian and actor who Jennifer knew immediately that Miranda would be ideal for the role as Chummy as she reminded Jennifer of this character- sadly Miranda never got to meet Jennifer as she died in 2011. There is also a good insight by the family as an introduction.
This book also reminded me of the book The Real James Herriot written by his son Jim Wight and just how much his fans loved his books. Jennifer trained as nurse at in war torn London where the NHS was in its infancy, the east end was poverty stricken and this was a very different time in nursing.
Surprising for me was that she was also a musician too.
At times I found myself smiling as she has good sense of humour and at other times I was moved to tears.
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This is a wonderful collection of correspondence to and from Jennifer and it highlights her love of her books and her enjoyment in corresponding with her fans both men and women.
It highlights her caring as a nurse and as a wonderful person. She writes with warmth and like James Herriot memorable characters
I found no weaknesses in this book.
This book is for all healthcare professionals both midwives and all trainees. Times and conditions were poor, but the standards of care were high. This is for anyone who enjoys nursing or medicine from a bygone age.
When Letters to the Midwife popped through the letterbox, I was intrigued by it, and started to read straight away, and could hardly put it down. The book is introduced by Jennifer Worth's family; her husband Philip and her two daughters and Miranda Hart has written the foreward.
This book is a real piece of social history, with stories from people who would probably never have been able to tell them so widely if it were not for Jennifer Worth. So many people wrote to her after she wrote her books; people who recognised the places that she described and the people that she worked with. Some people even recognised Jennifer herself. It is clear from the amount of correspondence she received, and the fact that she took the time to answer the letters, and that she kept them all, that Jennifer Worth was a lady of compassion and depth, and was much loved by all who came into contact with her.
This is a fascinating look at Jennifer Worth's 'other' side too - the time she spent in Paris in the 1950s is especially interesting.
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