Tales from a Midwife: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s

By Jennifer Worth | Paperback
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London's East End in the 1950s was a unique place: the struggles of post-war life - bombsites, overcrowded tenements, crime, brothels - bred a culture of tight-knit family communities, larger-than-life characters, and a lively social scene. It was into this world that Jennifer Worth entered as a trainee midwife. But docklands' life was tough, and babies were often born in slum conditions. In funny, disturbing and heartbreaking stories, Jennifer Worth recounts her time among nuns, prostitutes, abortionists, bigamists, gangsters and expectant mothers, portraying East Enders' amazing resilience - and their warmth and humour in the face of hardship. Written with affection and nostalgia, TALES FROM A MIDWIFE chronicles the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era. 

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FormatPaperback 
Pages992 
Dimensions196mm x 130mm x 41mm
PublisherOrion Publishing Co 
Release Date14 Oct 2010 
ISBN-139780753828694 

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