At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can t speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city's seedier side illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, Call the Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.
About the Author
Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berk-shire Hospital in Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for about twenty-five years. Jennifer died in May 2011 after a short illness, leaving her husband, Philip; two daughters; and three grandchildren. Her books have all been bestsellers in England.
A British voice actress with over a decade of experience, Nicola Barber has won two Earphone Awards from AudioFile Magazine for her audio book narration and has recorded national radio spots for Verizon Wireless, Virgin Airlines, and Hilton Hotels, as well as a national TV commercial for Oatmeal Crisp. She specializes in commercials, corporate videos, audiobooks, phone systems, and training videos. Nicola has narrated over a dozen audio books for authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford and Maureen Johnson.