"Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse," by Jennifer Worth
If you enjoyed the television series "Call the Midwife," you will love this book. It's more graphic in detail and at times it makes your skin crawl but it's well worth the read.
If you saw the series you will remember the story about Peggy and Frank. So I knew what was going to happen, but despite knowing I still cried, it was such a sad but lovely story that you couldn't help but tear up.
It once again brought it home to me that I had a very easy childhood and have nothing to complain about. It also brought home that despire all the hardships and povety that thses people lived in, their sense of community and belonging mattered more to them than anything else. So that when they tore down the tenements it was the end of a way of life for them that they never got back.
Stars our of 5 : 5 makes you appreciate what you have got and it makes you think this book. There is a third in the series, so I'll have to see if my library will get that one in next. They did get the book "The Life and Times of Call the Midwife," by Heidi Thomas, which is the offical companion to the Seasons One and Two, so I will read that one next.