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Call the Midwife

(2002)
(The first book in the Midwife series)
A non fiction book by

 
 
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.



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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Call the Midwife: Illustrated Edition
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0-297-86878-0 / 978-0-297-86878-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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August 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Call The Midwife: A Memoir Of Birth, Joy, And Hard Times (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0-606-36165-0 / 978-0-606-36165-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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1651 : UK Hardback
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Title: Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0-297-85314-7 / 978-0-297-85314-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Weidenfield & Nicolson Call The Midwife - A True Story Of the East End in the 1950s
Author(s): JENNIFER WORTH
ISBN: 1-4072-0917-5 / 978-1-4072-0917-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfield & Nicolson
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January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Call the Midwife
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0-7531-9878-9 / 978-0-7531-9878-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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Paperback Editions

2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Call the Midwife (Morrisons)
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 1-4072-2804-8 / 978-1-4072-2804-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gardners Books Holding Acc
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0-7538-2787-5 / 978-0-7538-2787-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0-7538-2383-7 / 978-0-7538-2383-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Call the Midwife
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 1-4072-2998-2 / 978-1-4072-2998-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Call the Midwife
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 0-7531-9879-7 / 978-0-7531-9879-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Call the Midwife
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 1-872560-10-5 / 978-1-872560-10-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Merton Books
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon   


November 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End: Book 3
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End: Book 3
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Call the Midwife
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 1-4079-1156-2 / 978-1-4079-1156-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: Call the Midwife
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 1-4079-1217-8 / 978-1-4079-1217-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 1-4091-0084-7 / 978-1-4091-0084-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Call the Midwife
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
ISBN: 1-84559-426-6 / 978-1-84559-426-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: Illustrated Edition
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times (The Midwife Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU