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Call the Midwife author Worth dies

Bestselling author of the Call the Midwife trilogy Jennifer Worth has died following a short illness, Weidenfeld & Nicolson has announced.

Worth died on 31st May. She was a nurse, midwife, ward sister and night sister from 1953 until 1973. Her Call the Midwife trilogy comprises Call the Midwife, first published by W&N in 2007, as well as Shadow of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End. The books were based on Worth's experiences as a midwife in London's East End in the 1950s, and have sold almost a million copies in the UK, according to the publisher.

Call the Midwife is currently being made into a television series for the BBC, produced by Neal Street Productions and scripted by Heidi Thomas, who also wrote the screenplay for "Cranford".

Worth is survived by her husband Philip Worth, their two daughters and three grandchildren.

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very sorry to hear of mrs. worth's passing.
perhaps (if available), pictures of the characters, nursing sisters ect portrayed in her excellent trilogy might be published on the web, so that they might be compared to the images in our imaginations.

also, having read of the bbc's plans to televise the books, starting with 'Call the midwife', I hope that a closer to the book dramatiseation will be made than the attempt of 'Larks rise to candleford'

God bless, jenny,

Very sad to hear this news. I was very lucky to meet Jennifer Worth when I was a Student Midwife. She was a very inspiring and insightful woman, and gave a talk to a group of us students, which I'm sure we will all treasure. RIP xx

I have just read all 3 books and loved reading them, i was sad to hear jennifer had died recently - i do hope the BBC portray "Call the Midwife" exactly how Jennifer wrote it, or as close as. I found the books so interesting, amusing in parts, sad in others and almost felt like i had met the people myself and that i knew them. on occassion i was moved to tears. I would have liked to have met her. She can now share life with the Angels with sister Monica Joan!

Very sad that Jennifer Worth passed away, her books were a wonderful insight into Midwifery in the 50's and I really enjoyed them.
Is there any news on when the BBC series will be on air?

very sorry to hear of mrs. worth's passing.
perhaps (if available), pictures of the characters, nursing sisters ect portrayed in her excellent trilogy might be published on the web, so that they might be compared to the images in our imaginations.

also, having read of the bbc's plans to televise the books, starting with 'Call the midwife', I hope that a closer to the book dramatiseation will be made than the attempt of 'Larks rise to candleford'

God bless, jenny,

Very sad to hear this news. I was very lucky to meet Jennifer Worth when I was a Student Midwife. She was a very inspiring and insightful woman, and gave a talk to a group of us students, which I'm sure we will all treasure. RIP xx

I have just read all 3 books and loved reading them, i was sad to hear jennifer had died recently - i do hope the BBC portray "Call the Midwife" exactly how Jennifer wrote it, or as close as. I found the books so interesting, amusing in parts, sad in others and almost felt like i had met the people myself and that i knew them. on occassion i was moved to tears. I would have liked to have met her. She can now share life with the Angels with sister Monica Joan!

Very sad that Jennifer Worth passed away, her books were a wonderful insight into Midwifery in the 50's and I really enjoyed them.
Is there any news on when the BBC series will be on air?