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Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

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14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Great Book! A Must Read Whether Or Not You've Seen The Show!

I first heard of Call The Midwife when I was flipping through channels and stumbled upon it on PBS. I was immediately drawn in and had to go back onto the website to watch all the episodes I missed. When the first season was over I did some investigating and found the...
I first heard of Call The Midwife when I was flipping through channels and stumbled upon it on PBS. I was immediately drawn in and had to go back onto the website to watch all the episodes I missed. When the first season was over I did some investigating and found the show was based on the true memoirs of Jennifer Worth. There are actually 3 books in the series, this is the first of the three and each chapter is basically a short vignette of an experience nurse Jenny Lee had during her time at Nonnatus House.

It is a fairly quick, easy yet interesting read. Made all the better because the stories are true. I would highly recommend for anyone!

posted by socksgirl on March 1, 2013

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3 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Another book with too much press

I read this for a book club and enjoyed parts of it, but the graphic details of brothel life left me gagging more so than details of birth. As a child of the 50s and one of six children, I understand that life back then had little interest in curtailing the population,...
I read this for a book club and enjoyed parts of it, but the graphic details of brothel life left me gagging more so than details of birth. As a child of the 50s and one of six children, I understand that life back then had little interest in curtailing the population, but, please, 25 children? No one in their right minds would think that was normal or smart. That the last child survived is quite unbelievable. I haven't seen the BBC series which I understand out-paced "Downtown Abbey", but I prefer the restraint in the latter series. I'm still a big fan of "fade to black" when the bedroom door is closed. Having read the reviews, I expected more.

posted by Less_Is_MoreCL on November 19, 2012

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    It was rambling.

    It was rambling.

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