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Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs of her time as a midwife have inspired and moved readers of all ages.
Now, in In the Midst of Life she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives. Interspersed with these stories from Jennifer's post-midwife career are the histories of her patients, from the family divided by a decision nobody could bear to make, to the mother who comes to her son's adopted country and joins his family without being able to speak a word of English.
In the Midst of Life also gives moving insights not just into Jennifer's life and career, but also of a period of time which seems very different to today's, fast-paced world.
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Worth's compassion and a burning mission remind us that end-of-life care doesn't have to be complex * THE LADY * Worth is indeed a natural storyteller... gripping, moving and convincing from beginning to end... a powerful evocation of a long-gone world * LITERARY REVIEW * Life-enhancing * Matthew Parris, THE TIMES * Worth is a vivid writer with a talent for the sting in the tail ... a highly readable book * EVENING STANDARD *