A story of midwifery in the East End. Set in the 1950s, Nurse Jenny Lee tells us her experience of delivering babies in a relatively poor area.
This is not my usual read, I’ll admit. I don’t normally go for non fiction. I just absolutely adore the tv series and wanted to see where the story came from. I love the stories. Each one gave such an insight into the 50s and how different the time was. Some stories did shock me.. I mean come on I was born in 1998, I have no experience of the 50s 😂😂 I think it was the size of families that shocked me- one couple had 23 children!!!! It’s so interesting to read. I just didn’t like the fact that we didn’t see the other midwives as much. I love Trixie in the show and I missed her presence. It is, of course, unrealistic to expect us to hear about Trixie’s midwifery as Jenny is the one telling the story. But it seemed in the series that the other midwives spent time together and that wasn’t there in the book. If you love the series, I’d definitely recommend picking it up. I got mine in the library. Also, if anyone has read the other books in the series, are they about her midwifery or her later life? Thanks!