The Life and Times of Call the Midwife - Heidi Thomas

Title: The Life and Times of Call the Midwife: the official companion to Season One and Two
Author: Heidi Thomas
Pages (File Size): 288 (125596)
Published: 2012
Challenges: E-Book
Genre: Non-Fiction, Movie Tie-In
Edition: E-Book
Source: Library

Description: The real stories, lives and dramas behind the smash hit BBC series Call the Midwife which premieres on PBS September 30, 2012.

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. (via Goodreads)

Thoughts: I quite enjoyed the book and thought it was the perfect companion to the BBC series that has aired on PBS in the States and Canada.  It provided excellent insight to not only the various main characters that appear on the show, but it also looks at the description why certain costumes are used and how the show came to be.  The thing I found most interesting was that this district was kept clean, not only because the people in the area didn't have a lot to begin with, but also because of the pride that people had in their neighbourhood.

Bottom line: Highly recommended to those who are fans of the show and would like to know more about the behind the scenes stuff and just general information about the period the show is set it.

Rating: 4/5

Pages for 2013: 10412


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