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The Midwife's Daughter

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
This book is suitable for anyone who loves "Call the Midwife" or Andrea Levy -

 the new novel from Orange Prize listed author Patricia Ferguson, is a deeply moving tale about two sisters and the young black orphan who changes their lives.
Violet Dimond, the Holy Terror, has delivered many of the town children - and often their children
 - in her capacity as handywoman. But Violet's calling is dying out as, with medicine's advances, the good old ways are no longer good enough.

Grace, Violet's adopted daughter, is a symbol of change herself. In the place where she has grown up and everyone knows her, she is accepted, though most of the locals never before saw a girl with skin that colour. For Violet and Grace the coming war will bring more upheaval into their lives: can they endure it, or will they, like so many, be swept aside by history's tide?

A moving tale of prejudice, struggle, love, tragedy, bravery and the changing lives of women in the twentieth century,

"The Midwife's Daughter" grips the reader all the way to its heartstopping conclusion.


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Used availability for Patricia Ferguson's The Midwife's Daughter

Hardback Editions

August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Midwife's Daughter
Author(s): Patricia Ferguson
ISBN: 1-4448-1624-1 / 978-1-4448-1624-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Midwife's Daughter
Author(s): Patricia Ferguson
ISBN: 0-241-96275-7 / 978-0-241-96275-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Midwife's Daughter
Author(s): Patricia Ferguson
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Midwife's Daughter
Author(s): Patricia Ferguson
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Midwife's Daughter
Author(s): Patricia Ferguson
ISBN: 0-85735-739-5 / 978-0-85735-739-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Midwife's Daughter
Author(s): Patricia Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA