Download e-book for iPad: An Armful of Babies and a Cup of Tea: Memoirs of a 1950s by Molly Corbally

By Molly Corbally

ISBN-10: 1473671493

ISBN-13: 9781473671492

For all fanatics of Call the Midwife - a touching memoir of a tender well-being customer in postwar England.

After serving as a nurse in WW2, Molly Corbally joined the new NHS and have become one of many first reliable District well-being viewers, getting to moms and infants from all walks of lifestyles within the picturesque village close to Coventry she got here to name domestic. Social paintings was once uncharted territory on the time, and Britain used to be a great deal worse for put on - TB, polio, measles and whooping cough have been just a few of the dangers new infants confronted. Social stipulations may also upload to the issues, at a time while poverty and alcoholism have been rife.

Armed with in basic terms her nursing education, her good judgment and a wish to serve, Molly got down to win over a group and supply a brand new and worthwhile carrier in instances of significant swap. in addition to the demanding situations there has been additionally pleasure and laughter, from the girl who eventually had a toddler after fifteen years of attempting, to the lady who idea she should still use marmalade as nappy cream, as the health facility had by no means taken the label off the jar they have been utilizing to shop it.

Warm, witty and relocating, An Armful of infants is a bright portrait of rural England within the post-war years, and a testomony to an NHS in its personal infancy and to what hasn't replaced: the bond among mom and dad and their young children, and the significance of defending that.

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