Book Review of
Call the Midwife
Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London’s East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—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 of the city’s seedier side.
An unfortgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the beloved PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season.
This is the book that the popular PBS series is based on. I have only watched a couple of episodes of the show, but I enjoyed the book way more than the show. It is a fascinating look at post war London. It is part of history that I knew very little about and I enjoyed reading it. If you love the PBS series, I think you will love this book.