The Resource Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth

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 never met, this is a collection of fascinating lives
Member of
Summary
A fascinating slice of social history, London's east end in the 1950s, from the author of Call the Midwife
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171734
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worth, Jennifer
Dewey number
942.150840922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Call the midwife trilogy
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Worth, Jennifer
  • Midwives
  • Poor
  • Workhouses
  • Poverty
  • Large type books
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
391 p.
Isbn
9780753193686
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780753193686
Label
Shadows of the workhouse, Jennifer Worth
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
391 p.
Isbn
9780753193686
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780753193686

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