Friday, August 2, 2013

The Midwife by Jennifer Worth

Lets just call this the Summer of the nurse.  I seem to keep picking up books about the caring profession.  This time the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who was a nurse-midwife in the east end of London in the 1950's.  A remarkable account of the life and times of a particularly hard time in a hard neighborhood. I picked it up mostly because I am captivated by the series Call the Midwife that has been airing on PBS for two seasons and which is based on this series (there are two more) of memoirs.

Anyway, if you are a fan of the series the memoir adds enough extra material that you will find it interesting; it really explains things a lot more fully, and if you have not watched the series, it is really a fascinating read in the memoir genre. Very different from everything else out there.  It was written in 2002. Ms Worth died a few years ago.

Easily picked up, in paperback, at Barnes and Nobles or you can borrow my copy.

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