Londen, 1950. Jennifer Worth is 22 als ze als vroedvrouw begint te werken bij de nonnen in de Docklands, een volkswijk. Worth schetst het verhaal van de vrouwen die ze helpt een kind op de wereld te zetten en de nonnen voor wie ze werkt.
Jennifer Louise Worth RN RM (née Lee; 25 September 1935 – 31 May 2011) was a British memoirist. She wrote a best-selling trilogy about her work as a nurse and midwife practicing in the poverty-stricken East End of London in the 1950s: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to The East End. A television series, Call the Midwife, based on her books, began broadcasting on BBC One on 15 January 2012. After leaving nursing, she re-trained as a musician.
Jennifer Louise Lee was born in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on 25 September 1935, to Gordon and Elsie (née Gibbs) Lee. Worth was raised in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. She had a younger sister, Christine, and two younger paternal half-sisters. After leaving school at the age of 15 she learned shorthand and typing and became the secretary to the head of Dr Challoner's Grammar School. She then trained …Read more on Wikipedia