W&N NON-FICTION JANUARY
Jennifer Worth The Midwife Trilogy
The bestselling Call the Midwife books, together for the first time in a specially priced edition Comprising Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End, this volume chronicles Jennifer’s career as a midwife from start to finish. Beginning with her arrival in the Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, and ending with the demolition of the tenements, this is both an inspiring personal story and a fascinating slice of social history. Jennifer Worth was a nurse, midwife, ward sister and night sister from 1953 until 1973, working mainly in London. She now lives with her husband of 45 years in Hertfordshire.
Biography, History Trade paperback January £14.99 936pp 234 x 153mm 24pp b/w illustrations 978 0 297 85964 2 Markets: World XUSAC USA: Penguin; Translation: William Morris Serial: W&N
Alan Philps, John Lahutsky The Boy from Baby House 10
How one child escaped the nightmare of a Russian orphanage At the age of two John Lahutsky was mistakenly diagnosed as being ‘incurably disabled’, abandoned by his birth mother and consigned to certain death in one of Russia’s deplorable orphanages. He was discovered living half-naked in an asylum, confined to an iron-barred cot. But John refused to succumb to the regime of abuse. This is the story of how he escaped: a harrowing but ultimately uplifting tale – proof that people seemingly without power can challenge and beat a cruel system. Alan Philps was Moscow correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He now lives in London. John Lahutsky lives in Pennsylvania, USA, with his adoptive mother Paula.
Biograph, Autobiography Cased January £18.99 336pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 297 85893 5 Markets: World XUSAC USA: St Martin’s Press; Translation: PFD Serial: W&N