Shadows of the workhouse

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New York : Ecco/HarperCollins, [2013], c2005.
1st U.S. ed.
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294 pages ; 21 cm.


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"First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Merton Books" --T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294).
When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane's spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Worth, J. (20132005). Shadows of the workhouse (1st U.S. ed.). Ecco/HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011. 20132005. Shadows of the Workhouse. New York: Ecco/HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011. Shadows of the Workhouse New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 20132005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Worth, Jennifer. Shadows of the Workhouse 1st U.S. ed., Ecco/HarperCollins, 20132005.

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