As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship’s woman who ‘serviced’ the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and warmth such as the tale of Megan’mave, identical twins who share the same husband. Other stories cover backstreet abortions, the changing life of the docklands, infanticide, and the lives of the inhabitants of Nonnatus House. We discover what happens with the gauche debutant Chummy and her equally gauche policeman; will Sister Monica Joan continue her life of crime ? Will Sister Evangelina ever smile ? And what of Jennifer herself ? The book details the final years of the tenements and Jennifer’s journey as she takes a new path, moving on from the close community of nuns.