Call The Midwife: Companion Book

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  • How did the memoirs of a 1950s London midwife turn into a smash hit BBC series? Meet the cast and award-winning screenwriter Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs), and go behind the scenes. You'll see how the times and settings were flawlessly recreated, and gain deep insights into the real-life stories and secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House. Hardcover; 288 pages, illustrated.


    The official companion to seasons one and two, The Life and Times of Call the Midwife, gives fans a deeper insight into the period, the stories and the characters, and how Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, was brought to the screen.

    With never before seen photographs taken on set as well as unique sketches and exclusive interviews and anecdotes, this book truly takes you behind the scenes. Discover the hidden secrets of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House and delve deeper into the historical context of the series with chapters detailing birth, health, faith, fashion, beauty, street life and food. From the team who brought you The World of Downton Abbey, high production values and attention to detail will create the ultimate and beautifully packaged gift purchase this Christmas that no fan of the show could bare to be without.