Call the Midwife

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side. An unfortgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the beloved PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season.

Call the Midwife: Illustrated Edition

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297869736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1254


This is a large beautifully illustrated edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE with never-before-seen photographs which bring the real London and real lives to life. Pictures of the docklands, photos of how life was lived at the time, the families, housing, health service, food and of course the nuns and the midwives who brought so many babies into the world will be a beautiful addition to Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoir.

Call the Midwife: A Labour of Love

Author: Stephen McGann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681888033

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2844


An intimate and engrossing celebration of the first ten years of the international smash-hit TV series Call the Midwife. Learn the up-close and personal story of Call the Midwife as told by the cast and crew. A Labour of Love is a moving journey through beloved series and features personal reflections, stills of fan-favorite moments, and anecdotes and insights from co-stars, producers, technical crew, and guests. Each chapter, spanning each of the ten years of Call the Midwife—set from 1957–1966 and filmed from 2011–2021—takes a deep dive into the themes, locations, fun times and technical challenges from each season. Author Stephen McGann, who plays the indefatigable Dr. Turner, intersperses personal interviews with key cast and crew about their feelings, thoughts, and memories of filming key moments of the drama. MUST-HAVE FOR ALL FANS: From Trixie’s mod outfits to The Buckle’s courtship to Sister Monica Julienne’s wise words, fans of Call the Midwife will revel in favorite moments, images, stories and quotes. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Includes original interviews and reflections from the cast and crew. LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED: With stunning photos from both behind and in front of the camera, Labor of Love reveals rare behind-the-scenes moments and captures favorite scenes. SIGNS OF THE TIMES: Like the series it commemorates, Labor of Love explores the changing attitudes of the late 50s to the mid-60s and the impact on women’s health, family life, and British culture and the realities working-class women’s life in mid-century England. FROM THE DESK OF DR. TURNER: Author and actor Stephen McCann has played beloved Dr. Patrick Turner on all nine seasons of Call the Midwife and offers an insiders’ perspective and unprecedented access to the cast and creators.

The Complete Call the Midwife Stories

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 1722


The East-End stories that inspired the BBC TV series, CALL THE MIDWIFE, in a gorgeous gift box. London's East End in the 1950s was a tough 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, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

Call the Midwife

Author: Heidi Thomas

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062250032

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 7206


The real stories, lives and dramas behind the smash hit BBC series Call the Midwife which premieres on PBS September 30, 2012. The official companion to seasons one and two, The Life and Times of Call the Midwife, gives fans a deeper insight into the period, the stories and the characters, and how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen. With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book truly takes you behind the scenes. Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who brought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bare to be without.

Call the Midwife Boxed Set

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781780224923

Category:

Page: 1008

View: 7084


London's East End in the 1950s was a tough 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, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

The Wisdom of Call The Midwife

Author: Heidi Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474619436

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 2551


A beautiful collection of the most heartwarming, inspirational and hilarious quotes from Call the Midwife, accompanied by beautiful photographs throughout. 'Love is never the only answer. But it is always the best, the simplest, the one most likely to withstand the test of time. Love is the beginning. It should be the final word.' Narration by Jennifer, Series 8, Episode 4 Call the Midwife is loved across the world for its moving and intimate insights into the colourful world of midwifery and family life in the East End of London in the 1950s and 60s. The residents of Poplar and of Nonnatus House have brought comfort and joy to millions of people through their words and shared experiences. In this book you will find a collection of the best, most heart-warming and inspiring narrations and life-affirming quotes, taken from the original scripts by Heidi Thomas, alongside beautiful photographs from the show. There are lessons on love, friendship, motherhood, faith, family, home and much more - and we will hear from, among others, the voices of glamorous but vulnerable Trixie, forthright Nurse Crane, the delightfully witty Sisters Evangelina and Monica Joan and of course the wise and iconic narrations of Jennifer. The perfect book to see you through both hard and better times, this lovely collection will inspire and entertain in equal measure.

Call the Midwife

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9780753827871

Category: Childbirth

Page: 340

View: 5850


Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

The Midwife's Sister

Author: Christine Lee

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447282639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4204


‘Our childhood came to an end when our parents parted and from then on Jennifer was placed in the impossible position of having to be a parent to me, her sister. I shall always be grateful for her protection . . .’ Millions have fallen in love with Jennifer Worth and her experiences in the East End as chronicled in Call the Midwife, but little is known about her life outside this period. Now, in this moving and evocative memoir, Jennifer’s sister Christine takes us from their early idyllic years to the cruelty and neglect they suffered after their parents divorced, from Jennifer being forced to leave home at fourteen to their training as nurses. After leaving nursing Jennifer took up a career in music, her first love, and Christine became a sculptor, but through marriages and children, joy and heartbreak, their lives remained intertwined. Absorbing and emotional, The Midwife’s Sister by Christine Lee is testimony to an enduring bond between two extraordinary women.

The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook

Author: Vicky Chapman,Cathy Charles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697464

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 6082


To practice effectively, midwives need to continually update theirknowledge of pregnancy and birth. This fully revised and updatednew edition of The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook is apractical and accessible guide to providing midwifery care whilepromoting 'women-centred' care and normality. It explores importantquestions such as: * Why are women not encouraged to make a birth plan for electiveCS? * If a VBAC woman declines continuous CTG monitoring then whyshouldn't she use a waterbirth pool? * If shoulder dystocia is anticipated, why not encourage all-foursbirth in preference to a semi-recumbent position? * Why are the needs of the delivering professional so often putbefore the advantages of upright postures for promoting descent ofa second twin? This new edition incorporates the latest research and nationalguidelines, and includes new chapters on twins, caesarean section,bullying, risk management and IOL. By bringing together the latestmidwifery information in a woman-centred way, The Midwife's Labourand Birth Handbook is an essential guide for both student midwivesand experienced practising midwives.