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.