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Gone Away. We cannot imagine our children being taken away from us because we are too poor to feed them, nor our liberty being curtailed for the simple crime of being poor But before we condemn the workhouses as an example of 19th-century exploitation and hypocrisy we must remember that the mores of the time were completely different from the standards of today.

For the working class, life was nasty, brutish and short.

Hunger and hardship were expected. Men were old at forty, women worn out at thirty-five. The death of children was taken for granted. Poverty was frankly regarded as a moral defect. Social Darwinism the strong adapt and survive, the weak are crushed was borrowed and distorted from the Origin of Species and applied to human organisation.

This is the second book in her "Call the Midwife" series, and while the first one focused on stories of pregnant mothers, this one had hardly any childbirth scenes and instead revolved around the memories of those who spent time or grew up in the workhouses. I had heard of London's workhouses, but had n I included this book on my British Charm shelf, even though some of the stories were not charming at all -- they were gut-wrenching.

I had heard of London's workhouses, but had never read anything about them. All of the workhouse stories in this book were horrible: families were torn apart, children were beaten senseless for misbehaving, there were miserable living conditions and back-breaking, thankless jobs to do every hour of the day.

It makes one shudder to think of it. This is a good passage from the epilogue: "In the workhouses were closed by Act of Parliament -- officially, that is.

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But in practice it was impossible to close them. They housed thousands of people who had nowhere else to live.Together, this series chronicles Jennifer Worth's career as a midwife from start to finish, from her arrival in the war-scarred Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, to the demolition of the tenements and subsequent closure of Nonnatus House.

A tragic story of siblings trapped in a world of abuse and suffering.

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