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Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth

Label
Shadows of the workhouse
Title
Shadows of the workhouse
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Worth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1950s, Jennifer Worth was a district midwife in East London. She worked with an order of nursing nuns, learning how to cope with midwifery in slum conditions. In the course of her training she met many interesting characters, whose stories are told in this book. When the workhouses of Britain officially closed in 1930, there was nowhere for inmates to go. So workhouses merely changed their names and carried on much the same as before. The conditions, rules and lifestyle that continued to be endured by the residents cast their shadows and shame over most of the last century.From the tragic history of dithering Jane, to the larger than life Sister Monica Joan, "the naughtiest old lady" the author had ever met, this is a collection of fascinating lives
Cataloging source
NHOM
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1935-2011
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Worth, Jennifer
Dewey number
942.15
Intended audience
Adult
Series statement
Call the midwife
Series volume
Book 2
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  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • London (England)
Label
Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000041214142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
408 p.
Isbn
9780753193693
Label
Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth
Publication
Control code
000041214142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
408 p.
Isbn
9780753193693

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