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Letters To The Midwife (2014)

by Jennifer Worth(Favorite Author)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
0297869086 (ISBN13: 9780297869085)
review 1: I enjoyed reading this book as I love the series and the trilogy originally written by Jennifer worth. It was really interesting reding all about the era and seeing it through other peoples eyes. I also really enjoyed reading about Jennifer's time spent in Paris it sounds like a world away from what it is today. Although I did enjoy the book I wouldn't says it has become a favourite of mine. I loved reading the letters from her 'fans' but I wasn't as keen on her diary about god. As a non religious person I just found it quite tedious to read and I feel for those who have more of a believe it would be better. I am glad that I read this book and I recommended it to those who are a fan of Jennifer's worths work or those who are interested in the 1950-... more60's.
review 2: I really don't watch a great deal of television drama. I work strange hours in my job as a Community Development Worker, often having evening meetings that finish quite late and I never seem to be at home on the same evening each week. However, I watched the first episode of Call The Midwife and was hooked. I have no idea why, I'm not a mother, I've never been interested in nursing, or in being a nun! There's just something about the programme that entrances me for the full hour that it is on.When Letters to the Midwife popped through the letterbox, I was intrigued by it, and started to read straight away, and could hardly put it down. The book is introduced by Jennifer Worth's family; her husband Philip and her two daughters and Miranda Hart has written the foreward.This book is a real piece of social history, with stories from people who would probably never have been able to tell them so widely if it were not for Jennifer Worth. So many people wrote to her after she wrote her books; people who recognised the places that she described and the people that she worked with. Some people even recognised Jennifer herself. It is clear from the amount of correspondence she received, and the fact that she took the time to answer the letters, and that she kept them all, that Jennifer Worth was a lady of compassion and depth, and was much loved by all who came into contact with her.This is a fascinating look at Jennifer Worth's 'other' side too - the time she spent in Paris in the 1950s is especially interesting. less
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Enjoyable insight to Jennifer Worth's life and the lives of some of the people her writing touched.
Brilliant book! So sad Jennifer died before I knew of her books, I would've written to her also.
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