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Life in London's East End in the 1950s was tough. The brothels of Cable Street, the Kray brothers and gang warfare, the meths drinkers in the bombsites - this was the world Jennifer Worth entered when she became a midwife at the age of twenty-two.
Author: Jessica Long
Release Date: 2014-03-29
British TV series, Call The Midwife, was an instant hit when it first came to our screens on PBS. Based on the memoirs of a real-life midwife, Jennifer Worth, Call The Midwife tells the stories of families, childbirth, midwives, social conditions and relationships amid the restrictions of post-war East-End of London in the 1950s. Into these stories wind the adventures of midwives, Jenny, Trixie, Chummy and Cynthia, aided, abetted, and sometimes scolded by their mentors, Sisters Julienne, Evangelina, Bernadette and Monica Joan. Full of drama, sadness, grief, joy and gritty story lines, this series takes a close look at what life was like. Poverty, squalid living conditions and hard times all jostle for space, but the overriding feeling is one of strong women, facing their hardships head on. Find out more about this intriguing time and take a look behind-the-scenes in Call The Midwife!: Your Backstage Pass to the Era and the Making of the PBS TV Series. You will learn: Background insider information about the making of the series Trivia about the actors that comprise the cast of Call The Midwife Historical facts about what led to the social deprivation of the Call The Midwife era The role nuns played at the time How strong the women were and how they formed the backbone of society so that it could develop into what it is today This British drama makes compelling viewing. Learn more about it and fall in love with the show even more. Grab Your Copy of Call The Midwife!: Your Backstage Pass to the Era and the Making of the PBS TV Series Right Away!
Author: Heidi Thomas
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2012-11-13
The real stories, lives and dramas behind the smash hit BBC series Call the Midwife which premieres on PBS September 30, 2012. The official companion to seasons one and two, The Life and Times of Call the Midwife, gives fans a deeper insight into the period, the stories and the characters, and how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen. With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book truly takes you behind the scenes. Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who brought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bare to be without.