When the CALL THE MIDWIFE books became bestsellers, Jennifer Worth was inundated with correspondence. People felt moved to write to her because the books had touched them, and because they wanted to share memories of the world her books described, the East End of London in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This is a collection of the correspondence she received offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world. 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 Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris, and some journal entries, this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself, complete with a moving introduction by her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 Jennifer Worth they knew and loved.
East End (London, England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Large type books.
Midwives -- England -- London -- Anecdotes.
Midwives -- England -- London -- Correspondence.
Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011 -- Anecdotes.
Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011 -- Correspondence.