Has anyone read Call the Midwife? Non-fiction about nurse in the Hebrides.Has anyone read Call the Midwife? Non-fiction about nurse in the Hebrides. Robbie #review #nonfiction
I read a book called Call the Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod, It’s probably the same one. No great literary work, but an easy and enjoyable read. I am a nurse, so I enjoyed that aspect. Also liked reading about life on a remote island.
I think it goes by another name as well.
Yes, it is Call the Nurse. Was recommended to me recently by my daughter who reads only non-fiction.
I enjoyed Call the Nurse by MacLeod as well.
Is the series Call the Midwife based on this?
I just looked it up. It’s subtitled True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle. I enjoyed it. Light reading and I found it quite interesting.
Robbie Moore No. Different story line entirely. I enjoy that series as well! This book is 1970 Scotland. Call the Midwife series began in early 1950’s England.
The book is written by Jennifer Worth- the lead character in the TV version. “Jenny”
Read it after I watched the first episode of the series. Loved both the book and the show.
The English series is great!!!
Just read it for my book discussion group… to be discussed on Thursday! Liked it very much. . Hope for a great discussion!
I listened on Audio book, LOVED IT!!!!!!!!
I loved the series! Both the book and television!
Yes. I loved it.
I listened to the audiobook. It is so different than the TV series. I kind of liked it, maybe 3 stars.
The show series stops following her memiors and does it’s own thing after season 3. If you read all 5 books it follows along amazingly but the books have insane details and depth that they didnt include. Even Jennifer Worth’s family said that after season 3 it should have ended or some sort of name change bc it know longer follows her memoirs(although they do an amazing job at the subjects and issues and pregnancy complications they do continue with). Her sister also qrote a book called The Midwife’s Sister and talks about Jennifer growing up and etc
I don’t think it would have done as well if they pushed as much religion that is in the book on the show. It has that perfect balance to it that I found lacking in the book.
Hmmm! I read the entire series. If you have nuns, there is the faith aspect, but did not feel it was being pushed. Anyway, I liked both the books and the program.
Yes! In ways it reminded me of All Creatures Great and Small with midwifery. And they’ve done a great job with the tv series, too. One of the few that I forgive for departing from the books.
I thought the very same thing.
Very good book and TV series.
Who is the author, please?
I think you mean Call the Nurse by Mary Macleod, not Call the Midwife. Yes?
Yep, loved it.
The call the midwife book I read was by Jennifer worth and was brilliant. . there is also a couple more of her “memoirs” called shadows of the workhouse and farewell to the east end.. bit you might mean a different one lol
Haven’t read it but LOVE THE SHOW
Loved the trilogy. So good!
I am currently hooked on watching the show on Netflix…it’s soooo good! I didn’t realize it was a book I will definitely be checking that out!!!
Trilogy. Great reads!
Loved it! Now I’m watch the series on Netflix.
Awesome as is the series based on the books.
There are 5 “Call the Midwife books” by Jennifer…although one is technically letters to her/etc. Her sister also wrote a book about her growing up and so forth.
I’ve got three, but I never knew there were more! I’ve got some buying to do! Thanks for the share!
No problem! I am, a d have been for years, obsessed with this show haha I, however, am on the unpopular side of being glad when Jennifer left town bc I did not like the actress. I want all the seasons on blu ray or dvd but they are so expensive ?
Reading it right now!
Loved it but the nurse is in London’s East End after WWII. BBC show is wonderful too
Loved the books and loved the TV series
Excellent…read all three and enjoyed them immensely.
I liked it.
Loved the books, love the show
I knocked out the trilogy while I was waiting for season 7 to get uploaded into Netflix. I can’t look at Sister Monica Joan the same way anymore now that I know how she really was ?
The ladies in the nursing home love watching the tv show!
Love the PBS tv series.
I read the British three book series. I liked it
It’s on my tbr list. My mother in law says the show is excellent.
Really enjoyed the book.
Loved the book and the TV series
Ive only seen the series and liked it. The books must be even better
Love the series. Have not read the books.
Love the show…books are on my tbr list.
It doesn’t take place in the Hebrides , it is in the East End of London. I loved it
Isn’t the book set in the Hebrides?
The book call the nurse is set in the Hebrides. The PBS show is Call the midwife set in London. Both very good but different.
I read the books and quit watching the shows. Baseball season and all.
I’m actually reading it right now. It’s required reading for my English Literature class. It’s pretty good so far.
Loved the book
Watched the show was fantastic
Yes! I was hooked on the show and enjoyed the books as well.
Love the series. The books are on my tbr list!
Wonderful books— Call the Midwife and sequels.
Only watched the show will read the books.
Yes loved them – I’ve read the first three I believe there is a fourth as well
Loved the series!! I’ve watched them all!
I have watched the BBC – series
I watched the show and fell in love with it. Ordered the books and just waiting for the right time to start them ❤
I have didn’t really do it for me x
The BBC-series ‘Call The Midwife’ is in East London.
Looks like we’re having a bit of Nurse vs. Midwife confusion….lol
Loved all three books…
I watch the series. Love it.
Yes, I’ve only read the first one but really enjoyed it!
Loved the books, love the T.V. series.
Fantastic series !
I think, its the best thing on TV, but I didn’t read the book.
Read the books before there was a tv series. Both are excellent. But takes place in London not the Hebrides.
Read them all but based in East end of London ~ couldn’t be further away from the idyllic Hebrides! [wish it was there ~ that’s where I dream about]
Haven’t read it yet but the BBC series is awesome!
Enjoyed the tv series first, then the first book. Different in some ways, but equally good. I remember the distances the midwives had to travel by bike surprised me when I read the book. But I don’t remember the Hebrides; I thought book, as well as series, took place in London?