Farewell to the East End

  • by Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by Saskia Butler
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written by Jennifer Worth, Farewell to the East Endis one of the trilogy of memoirs upon which the popular BBC series Call the Midwifeis based.
London's East End in the 1950s was a vibrant place-a close-knit community of families where children made playgrounds on bombsites and a lively social scene emerged. It was into this world that Jennifer Worth entered as a young midwife. Post-war life could be a struggle, but there was also warmth and humour. Farewell to the East End chronicles the lives, culture and stores of a bygone era.

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What the Critics Say

"A sad farewell but a memorable and satisfying send-off." (Daily Express)

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Brilliant !

I have given this book a rating of five stars, it was my first Jennifer Worth and I simply can not wait to hear / read more after finishing Farewell To The East End. Very funny, emotional and completely captivating, brilliantly written, I was gripped throughout. This one is nice and easy to follow so good to listen to whilst doing other things like knitting or following a pattern, the characters are nicely portrayed so it was easy to connect with them and get a real sense of each persons story within this book. Really love the way each chapter develops, a good read, definitely recommended. The rarator: Saskia Butler, has done a fantastic job bringing the story to life, really like her voice which made for a very good experience listening to this one.
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- Helen

Thought it was "Call The Midwife"

Didn't read the details properly so I thought this was "Call the Midwife".

Nevertheless it was very good. Not so much about the work of the midwives but more about the setting in which they were working, the views of the time and the living conditions of their ladies.

Very interesting.
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- Carole

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-03-2011
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd