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The Resource Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth

Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth

Label
Shadows of the workhouse
Title
Shadows of the workhouse
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Worth
Title variation
Call the midwife
Title variation remainder
shadows of the workhouse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Call the midwife trilogy is comprised of Call the midwife (not included here, c2002), Shadows of the workhouse (this book, c2005), and Farewell to the East End (not included here, c2009). Together, this series 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 economic 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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VAJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worth, Jennifer
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV4086.L66
LC item number
W67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Call the midwife trilogy ;
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Worth, Jennifer
  • Midwives
  • Childbirth
  • East End (London, England)
Label
Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Merton Books" --T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1411016
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780062270047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1411016
  • (OCoLC)824821929
Label
Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Merton Books" --T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1411016
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780062270047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1411016
  • (OCoLC)824821929

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