Call the Midwife Shadows of the Workhouse

Call the Midwife  Shadows of the Workhouse
Author: Jennifer Worth
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN: 9780062270047
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Shadows of the Workhouse Book Excerpt:

The sequel to Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series Call the Midwife When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane's spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at people's lives in the poorest section of postwar London.

The Midwife Trilogy

The Midwife Trilogy
Author: Jennifer Worth
Publsiher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 9780297859642
Category: Childbirth
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife Trilogy Book Excerpt:

This omnibus edition of Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End chronicles Jennifer Worth's career as a midwife from start to finish, from her arrival in the war-scarred Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, to the demolition of the tenements and subsequent closure of Nonnatus House. It provides a fascinating snapshot of social history, documenting the East End in the days when there was a real sense of community, when times were tough but there was plenty of good humour and neighbourly support to help the inhabitants through the harsh econonic climate. The book also enables readers to follow Jennifer's personal story, as she discovers the amazing resilience of a population still bearing the scars of war, and the vibrant community of nuns with whom she lives and who teach her the skills of midwifery. In stories that are funny, disturbing and moving in equal measure, we meet prostitutes and abortionists, bigamists and mischievous nuns, and see Jennifer earn the confidence of people whose lives are often stranger than fiction.

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife
Author: Jennifer Worth
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-08-29
ISBN: 0143123254
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Book Excerpt:

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

Call the Midwife
Author: Jennifer Worth
Publsiher: Phoenix
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780753823835
Category: Childbirth
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Book Excerpt:

A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London.

Call the Midwife Farewell to the East End

Call the Midwife  Farewell to the East End
Author: Jennifer Worth
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 9780062270061
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Farewell to the East End Book Excerpt:

The last book in the trilogy begun by Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestseller and the basis for the PBS series Call the Midwife When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the poorest section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End is the last book in Worth's memoir trilogy, which the Times Literary Supplement described as "powerful stories with sweet charm and controlled outrage" in the face of dire circumstances. Here, at last, is the full story of Chummy's delightful courtship and wedding. We also meet Megan'mave, identical twins who share a browbeaten husband, and return to Sister Monica Joan, who is in top eccentric form. As in Worth's first two books, Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times and Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse, the vividly portrayed denizens of a postwar East End contend with the trials of extreme poverty—unsanitary conditions, hunger, and disease—and find surprising ways to thrive in their tightly knit community. A rich portrait of a bygone era of comradeship and midwifery populated by unforgettable characters, Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End will appeal to readers of Frank McCourt, Katherine Boo, and James Herriot, as well as to the fans of the acclaimed PBS show based on the trilogy.

Letters to the Midwife

Letters to the Midwife
Author: Jennifer Worth
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-02-13
ISBN: 0297869094
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to the Midwife Book Excerpt:

Letters to the Midwife is a wonderful collection of correspondence received by Jennifer Worth, offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world. Along with readers' responses and personal histories, it is filled with all sorts of heart-warming gems. There are stories from other midwives, lorry drivers, even a seamstress, all with tales to tell. Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris and some journal entries, this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself, complete with a moving introduction by her family about the woman they knew and loved.

Fractured Families

Fractured Families
Author: Tanya Evans
Publsiher: UNSW Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1742241980
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fractured Families Book Excerpt:

Most convicts arriving in New South Wales didn’t expect to make their fortunes. Some went on to great success, but countless convicts and free migrants struggled with limited prospects, discrimination and misfortune. Many desperate people turned to The Benevolent Society, Australia’s first charity founded in 1813, for assistance and sustenance. In this rich and revealing book, Tanya Evans collaborates with family historians to present the everyday lives of these people. We see many families who have fallen on hard times because of drink, unwanted pregnancy, violence, unemployment or plain bad luck, seeking help and often shunted from asylums or institutions. In the careful tracing of families, we see the way in which disadvantage can be passed down from one generation to the next. The extensive archives of The Benevolent Society allow us to reclaim these unknown lives and understand our history better, not to mention the often random nature of betterment and progress.

Shadows of the Workhouse

Shadows of the Workhouse
Author: Jennifer Worth
Publsiher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Midwives
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows of the Workhouse Book Excerpt:

Originally published: Twickenham: Merton, 2005.

Pregnancy Delivery Childbirth

Pregnancy  Delivery  Childbirth
Author: Nadia Filippini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN: 0429560478
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy Delivery Childbirth Book Excerpt:

This book reconstructs the history of conception, pregnancy and childbirth in Europe from antiquity to the 20th century, focusing on its most significant turning points: the emergence of a medical-scientific approach to delivery in Ancient Greece, the impact of Christianity, the establishment of the man-midwife in the 18th century, the medicalisation of childbirth, the emergence of a new representation of the foetus as "unborn citizen", and, finally, the revolution of reproductive technologies. The book explores a history that, far from being linear, progressive or homogeneous, is characterised by significant continuities as well as transformations. The ways in which a woman gives birth and lives her pregnancy and the postpartum period are the result of a complex series of factors. The book therefore places these events in their wider cultural, social and religious contexts, which influenced the forms taken by rituals and therapeutic practices, religious and civil prescriptions and the regulation of the female body. The investigation of this complex experience represents a crucial contribution to cultural, social and gender history, as well as an indispensable tool for understanding today’s reality. It will be of great use to undergraduates studying the history of childbirth, the history of medicine, the history of the body, as well as women's and gender history more broadly.

Upstairs and Downstairs

Upstairs and Downstairs
Author: James Leggott,Julie Taddeo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-12-11
ISBN: 1442244836
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upstairs and Downstairs Book Excerpt:

This collection addresses the social and political contexts that have shaped the British TV costume drama as well as the changing historical contexts in which such programs are viewed again and again (in syndication, on DVD, youtube, etc.) and are reinterpreted by a thriving twenty-first-century global fan culture.

Londons East End

Londons East End
Author: Jonathan Oates
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN: 152672412X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Londons East End Book Excerpt:

The East End is one of the most famous parts of London and it has had its own distinctive identity since the district was first settled in medieval times. It is best known for extremes of poverty and deprivation, for strong political and social movements, and for the extraordinary mix of immigrants who have shaped its history. Jonathan Oatess handbook is the ideal guide to its complex, rich and varied story and it is an essential source for anyone who wants to find out about an East End ancestor or carry out their own research into the area.He outlines in vivid detail the development of the neighbourhoods that constitute the East End. In a series of information-filled chapters, he explores East End industries and employment the docks, warehouses, factories, markets and shops. He looks at its historic poverty and describes how it gained a reputation for criminality, partly because of notorious criminals like Jack the Ripper and the Krays. This dark side to the history contrasts with the liveliness of the East End entertainments and the strong social bonds of the immigrants who made their home there Huguenots, Jews, Bangladeshis and many others.Throughout the book details are given of the records that researchers can consult in order to delve into the history for themselves online sites, archives, libraries, books and museums.

The Spectator

The Spectator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spectator Book Excerpt:

Midwives in Mexico

Midwives in Mexico
Author: Hanna Laako,Georgina Sánchez-Ramírez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN: 1000353176
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midwives in Mexico Book Excerpt:

This book presents the contemporary history and dynamics of Mexican midwifery - professional, (post)modern or autonomous, traditional and Indigenous - as profoundly political and embedded in differing societal stratifications. By situated politics, the authors refer to various networks, spaces and territories, which are also constructed by the midwives. By politically situated, the authors refer to various intersections, unsettled relations and contexts in which Mexican midwives are positioned. Examining Mexican midwiferies in depth, the volume sharpens the focus on the worlds in which midwives are profoundly immersed as agents in generating and participating in movements, alliances, health professions, communities, homes, territories and knowledges. The chapters provide a complex panorama of midwives in Mexico with an array of insights into their professional and political autonomy, (post)coloniality, body-territoriality, the challenges of defining midwifery, and above all, into the ways in which contemporary Mexican midwiferies relate to a complex set of human rights. The book will be of interest to a range of scholars from anthropology, sociology, politics, global health, gender studies, development studies, and Latin American studies, as well as to midwives and other professionals involved in childbirth policy and practice.

The life of George Brummell commonly called Beau Brummell by William Jesse

The life of George Brummell commonly called Beau Brummell by William Jesse
Author: William Jesse
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1844
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The life of George Brummell commonly called Beau Brummell by William Jesse Book Excerpt: