Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth


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  1. Chloe H. Says:

    Call the Midwife, a novel written by Jennifer Worth begins in the early 1950’s with young Jenny Lee. Jenny arrives at the St. Raymund Nonnatus, unknowing if midwifery is path she wishes to pursue. While also being unsure of her career, Jenny is uncertain of her faith, not feeling as though she believes in any one particular religion. Once she becomes acquainted with a few of the Sisters and midwives, Sister Julienne, the Sister-in-charge, informes Jenny that she will be under supervision for her first few weeks, before she will be left to attend to her own ante- and post-natal work. While working at St. Raymund Nonnatus Jenny experiences many different situations, such as domestic violence, terrible living conditions, breech deliveries, manipulation, prostitution, terrible working conditions, biracial babies and cures for premature babies. Jenny makes many unforgettable friends and memories, and by the end of the novel feels comfortable with her career and begins to read the Gospels.

    I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone I know, as it contains a great deal of insight to what life was like within the London Docklands in the 1950’s. This book contains thorough, detailed information about life, birth and how birth ties into almost every situation, especially since contraceptives were not plentiful.

    Rating: ⅘

    Recommendations: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and TinTin by Hergé

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