One of the BBC’s most successful Sunday night dramas, Call the Midwife has brought the intertwining messages of faith, hope, humanity, love, and compassion to millions of audiences worldwide. Originally taking the stories from the popular books by Jennifer Worth, it is now about to move onto its sixth series where it continues to tackle important medical and social events of the early 1960s. Rising from the unprecedented success of the series comes Dr Turner’s Casebook, a mixture of storytelling and fact based on the first five series. Written by Stephen McGann – more commonly known as Poplar’s own Dr Turner – as well as Heidi Thomas (the writer of the series, and McGann’s wife) it brings a personal and factual insight into life and social conditions at that time.
milk and honey is Rupi Kaur’s first published collection of poetry and prose. Focusing on survival, it is based on the raw and gritty experiences of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. Split into four chapters, each one serves its own purpose, dealing with these specific subjects in its own way. What this does is take you on a journey. Starting at ‘the hurting’, you move through ‘the loving’ and ‘the breaking’ and end with ‘the healing’. Along the way you learn acceptance, understanding, and what it means to have control of yourself.
So where exactly do I begin in explaining how I feel about this collection of poetry?