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Shadows of the Workhouse
The Drama of Life in Postwar London
by Jennifer Worth

RRP €12.80

Shadows of the Workhouse
The Drama of Life in Postwar London
by Author Name Jennifer Worth

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List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 197 x 131 x 24mm, 304pp
Publication date: 03 Jan 2013
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN-13: 9781780225111

Description

In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the people she encountered. There's Jane, who cleaned and generally helped out at Nonnatus House - she was taken to the workhouse as a baby and was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat. Peggy and Frank's parents both died within six months of one another and the children were left destitute. At the time, there was no other option for them but the workhouse. The Reverend Thornton-Appleby-Thorton, a missionary in Africa, visits the Nonnatus nuns and Sister Julienne acts as matchmaker. And Sister Monica Joan, the eccentric ninety-year-old nun, is accused of shoplifting some small items from the local market. She is let off with a warning, but then Jennifer finds stolen jewels from Hatton Garden in the nun's room. These stories give a fascinating insight into the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties.

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