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Toffee Apples and Quail Feathers

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399601887

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 14th September 2023

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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Following the death of her beloved mother Jennifer Worth in 2011, Suzannah Worth discovered amongst her manuscripts a folder simply labelled ‘Fifth Book’. Imagine her excitement when she sat down to read and her mother’s distinctive voice came flooding back.

This enchanting new collection from Jennifer Worth’s Call the Midwife takes you back to the East End of London in the 1950s. Heart-warming and funny, these never-before-seen stories feature all Worth’s beloved characters, with a particular focus on Fred, the irresistible Poplar boiler man.

A selection of Suzannah’s favourites from the original memoirs, featuring Chummy and Sister Monica Joan, join the new stories to make a very special addition to the Call the Midwife family.

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Worth writes beautifully of her memories of that period's poverty and suffering, mixed with great joy, humour and compassion. She has an eye for detail and social history, and above all, for the extraordinary characters that she brings vibrantly alive . . . Underneath these attractive, amusing stories, Worth had a profound moral sense that people could use their difficulties and suffering creatively
Church Times
Fans of Call the Midwife rejoice, for there are more stories from London's East End of the 1950s to devour from Jennifer Worth . . . Featuring beloved characters like Chummy, Sister Monica Joan and Fred Buckle, it's a charming addition to the ever-popular series'
Radio Times