Tie-in edition of Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series.
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.
Re-released to tie in with a new BBC adaptation, you must read this
superbly moving but also witty story. * CLOSER *
This is a funny, at times disturbing, memoir of a world that has now changed beyond measure. * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *
A poignant, funny and enlightening book -- Charlotte Vowden * DAILY EXPRESS *
If you loved the TV adaptation, why not read the original books of Jennifer Worth's stories of being a midwife in London in the '50s? The characters you will meet, both colleagues and patients, stay with you for a long time * WOMAN *