Farewell to the East End

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5 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 07-23-11

Brilliant !

I have given this book a rating of five stars, it was my first Jennifer Worth and I simply can not wait to hear / read more after finishing Farewell To The East End. Very funny, emotional and completely captivating, brilliantly written, I was gripped throughout. This one is nice and easy to follow so good to listen to whilst doing other things like knitting or following a pattern, the characters are nicely portrayed so it was easy to connect with them and get a real sense of each persons story within this book. Really love the way each chapter develops, a good read, definitely recommended. The rarator: Saskia Butler, has done a fantastic job bringing the story to life, really like her voice which made for a very good experience listening to this one.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Carole on 07-11-14

Thought it was "Call The Midwife"

Didn't read the details properly so I thought this was "Call the Midwife".

Nevertheless it was very good. Not so much about the work of the midwives but more about the setting in which they were working, the views of the time and the living conditions of their ladies.

Very interesting.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By mrs on 07-29-12

Enjoyed it with reservation

As a midwife myself I much enjoyed listening to the minutiae of midwifery in the fifties. However, the mispronunciation of many of the obstetric/midwifery terms was irritating to say the least. On a few occasions I only realised what the word was because of the context. But despite this It was a jolly good listen.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on 01-29-12

Enjoyable, easy listening

The author and narrator made the medical situations accessible and interesting. The book lacked consistency in parts and was more a series of anecdotes than a chronological story with character development, and there was no actual plot as a result. Having said that, in places I was laughing, in other places I was shocked, sickened and saddened. Overall, interesting and enjoyable.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By M. Sulaiman on 03-10-15

Great narrative

narration brilliant. disappointing ending could have expanded on the characters. wish it was more like the television series.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 01-23-15


lovely book really enjoyed it! made me laugh and cry all at the same time fully reccomend it to anyone.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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