When the CALL THE MIDWIFE books became bestsellers, Jennifer Worth was inundated with correspondence. Letters TO THE MIDWIFE is a collection of the correspondence she received, offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world. Along with readers' responses and personal histories, it is filled with heartwarming gems such as letters sent by one of the nuns featured in CALL THE MIDWIFE and a curious list of the things Jennifer would need to become a missionary. Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris, and some journal entries, this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself, complete with a moving introduction by her family about the Jennifer Worth they knew and loved.
Pamela Young's family lived in the heart of Horwich, near Manchester, in Hope Street. Her family had a unique gift passed down from generation to generation: the women of the family were able to communicate with the Spirit worlds. Pamela's memories are of her mother's Spiritualist friends arriving for one of her sittings. She describes how, after her mother's death, she was in the depths of despair, but found her own spiritual gift. And guided by the spirit of her mother, she finally understood the prophecy and message of hope for humanity that Spirit had been working to bring to the world.
A pioneer of performance poetry, Benjamin Zephaniah's talents as a lyricist and storyteller emerged at a young age, helping him to survive the racism he faced growing up in 1960s Birmingham. He now speaks candidly of his time living outside the law, and how he broke away from the path his schoolteachers told him was inevitable. With the flame of creativity burning inside him, Benjamin came to London in the 1980s and emerged as a uniquely dynamic performer. Nelson Mandela formed a close friendship with him after hearing his musical tribute to him recorded with the Wailers - the first artist to do so after the death of Bob Marley. Benjamin's memories provide a vivid portrait of an extraordinary life that celebrates the power of poetry and the importance of pushing boundaries.