Read "Call the Midwife"

by Ellen Peterson | Apr 21, 2020

Real life historical accounts for fans of the PBS series "Call the Midwife" or "Downton Abbey."

Call the Midwife: a Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times
by Jennifer Worth

Read the original memoirs of twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, who went to work as a midwife in the poorest section of postwar London. These are the true stories of people in unimaginable hardship, both joyful and devastating, demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds.

Shadows of the Workhouse
by Jennifer Worth

The sequel to "Call the Midwife" chronicles further experiences of Jennifer Worth serving as a midwife to a destitute postwar London population.