I too believed that this book would be more focused on the topics of nursing and midwifery in the east end instead this is more of a memoir of the authors personal and spiritual journey as an anglican nun. Sisters of the east end helen batten on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a seconds silence and then an almighty scream it was the most moving thing i had ever seen a baby. Full of desperate hardship humor and compassion katies story brings to life the unique world of these nursing sisters in londons east end sister catherine marys story was written by helen batten after in depth interviews with todays sisters of the community of st john the divine. Born into a happy working class north london family in the mid 20th century katie is determined to do something with her life working in the impoverished east end in the 1950s she meets the sisters of st john the divine a community of nuns dedicated to nursing and midwifery. Sisters of the east end the real stories of the sisters who inspired call the midwife helen batten community of st john the divine born into a happy working class north london family in the mid twentieth century katie is determined to do something with her life
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