This is the last of the trilogy by Jennifer Worth of her work as a midwife in the East End of London. Having enjoyed the previous two Call the Midwife and Shadows of the Workhouse I was not surprised to enjoy this too.
This book covers the later part of the 50s and early 60s when Poplar was being demolished after the savage bombing it got during the war and the Isle of Dogs was going through huge changes as modernisation took away the work of the dockers. Despite this families were still living in some of the derelict buildings and in obviously appalling conditions.
So the final book covers stories of some of the patients, some of the nuns and of the nurses who worked with Worth. All are entertaining in their own way and at the end there is an epilogue of what happened to the nurses in later life. It tidies up everything nicely.
This is certainly not a demanding read but it is informative and very entertaining - if a little gruesome at times. For the history of time, place and nursing this is a good read.