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Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s - Jennifer Worth

A  midwife's authentic and slightly ethnocentric account of mid-20th century London slums.  While the author is a competent writer, it's not literary, and to me that adds to the charm.   She was a bit patronizing of her patients at times, but she did seem to genuinely care for them.  I really liked learning about this piece of post-war London as it is rarely depicted in books and movies.  Certainly a great book for anyone interested in women's heath in a pre-oral contraceptive era.

There are two more books in this memoir (a memoir trilogy?) and a netflix series to boot.  Potential of midwifery ahead.   Maybe.