New York : Penguin Books, 2009, c2002.
340 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: Twickenham [London, England] : Merton, 2002, under title: Call the midwife.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 340).