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The highest-rated drama in BBC history returns to PBS Presents in March 2013

Less than a year after the first season finale, PBS’s hit series Call the Midwife returns to Sunday nights this spring with an all-new eight-episode season.

Fans of Downton Abbey and Mad Men 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.

Based on Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs, Call the Midwife will continue to delight its millions of viewers in the U.S.

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January 10th, 2015
Loving the series and then heard about the novels. Love them both! I am finding the time and occupation intensely interesting, more so after my own experience with my midwives.
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Call the Midwife
October 29th, 2014
Love the Midwife stories!
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August 20th, 2014
I love this book and its stories told by Jenny as a midwife in post-war London. The characters are memorable, and it was very interesting to read about life in London in the 50s. Beautifully written!
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July 6th, 2014
The first season was fabulous in so many ways... can't wait to join them for more adventures. To see the progress made in 50+ years from medical car to cars makes my head spin!
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June 2nd, 2014
Exellent pulls you back in time that shockingly shows you how people used to live not that long ago. When old people say you dont know your born you dont. The story is set just after the war in the eastend and shows you how the nhs was launched with people mistrusting its for everyone the storys told about reall people ate often heart breaking espesialy the workhouse ones.
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May 16th, 2014
I loved the show, then I read the book and loved it even more! I wish I had read the book first. I wouldn't have even bothered with the show. I highly recommend this book!
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Call the midwife
May 11th, 2014
Amazing! The story of poverty, birth and life in London's east end.
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Heartwarming History
March 24th, 2014
This book is full of heartwarming stories and is a living history that takes the reader back to 1950. Also makes me want to become a midwife.
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Easy reading.
March 15th, 2014
Interesting glimpse into 1950's midwifery
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Call the Midwife - Fantastic!
February 6th, 2014
I've been watching this series on Netflix and decided to buy the books. Wow! I love all of the characters but especially Sister Evie, Sister Monica Joan & Chummy. The things these midwives did to help their community is amazing. Well told memoirs & definitely worth the read.
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January 27th, 2014
A true to life memoir and often at times shockingly blunt, this book looks back to the life and times of lower and middle class England. Being a midwife was highly respected, and once reading just a few chapters, you begin to understand why. These women go through the most horrible working conditions and make best with their surroundings to bring new life into the world. Chapter after chapter, you delve deeper into a new corner of the profession. I'll guarantee you will not want to put it down.
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January 23rd, 2014
Loved this book. I don't usually read books that have been made into tv series but this book changed my mind. Raw and emotional tales of the trials of east end families in the 50's told honestly and without judgement or bias. Looking forward to her other stories.
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January 22nd, 2014
great read by a terrific author. It is hard to believe how hard woman had it during the early half of the 20th century. This book is a terrific view into the life of the early London dock workers wifes and the woman who helped them,
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October 4th, 2013
Loved this book. Being a Perinatal nurse it was interesting to see just how much stuff has changed and maybe not all for the better.
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An excellent read!
January 20th, 2013
An excellent read! A great companion to the TV series.
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