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Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for about 25 years. Jennifer died in May 2011 after a short illness, leaving her husband Philip, two daughters and three grandchildren. Her books have all been bestsellers and have been translated into more than twenty languages.Suzannah Worth is the elder of Jennifer's two daughters. Following Jennifer's death, she and her father devoted their time to keeping Jennifer's work and memory alive. Suzannah trained in special needs education, has taught clarinet and worked in libraries. She plays clarinet in the Hemel Symphony Orchestra and sings in a local choir. In her spare time she enjoys baking, pottering in the garden, cycling, swimming and yoga. Suzannah lives in Hemel Hempstead and has two daughters and one Godson. Inspired by her mother, Suzannah is now writing her first book.


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*

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