The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children

The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children

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By (author) Clare Mulley

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  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 32mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 185168722X
  • ISBN 13: 9781851687220
  • Sales rank: 144,093

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This is an unconventional biography of an unconventional woman who did not care for children, but dedicated her life to establishing Save the Children and promoting her revolutionary concept of human rights. In this award-winning biography, Clare Mulley brings to life this beautiful, charismatic, and passionate spinster in a brown cardigan, who helped save millions of lives and permanently changed the way the world treats children. All royalties from this book will be donated to Save the Children

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Clare Mulley joined Save the Children as a corporate fundraiser in the 1990s. She is the mother of three daughters and currently lives in Essex, UK. While working as a fundraiser at Save the Children Clare Mulley came across a note written eighty years earlier by the organisation's founder: 'the world is not ungenerous, but unimaginative, and very busy'. She has since been fascinated by Eglantyne, sleeping in her childhood nursery, rifling through her journals, and even buying her signature on eBay. Clare Mulley joined Save the Children as a corporate fundraiser in the 1990s. She is the mother of three daughters and currently lives in Essex, UK.

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"This biography of Eglantyne Jebb, who established the charity to look after children in the chaos that followed the end of the First World War, brings to life a charismatic woman who changed the way the world treats children." Waterstone's Books Quarterly "Unusual and perceptive... all credit to Clare Mulley, a past winner of the Daily Mail Biographers' Club prize." Daily Mail "A valuable account of a forgotten life." The Sunday Times "A fascinating new book." Western Mail Series "A most interesting account of a life full of colour and curiosity" Bury Free Press series "Admirably researched...Clare Mulley has done Eglantyne proud. Her informative and sensitively written biography will put SCF's founder, and through her SCF itself, well and truly on the global map." Church Times "Admirably researched...Clare Mulley has done Eglantyne proud. Her informative and sensitively written biography will put SCF's founder, and through her SCF itself, well and truly on the global map." Church Times "A most interesting account of a life full of colour and curiosity" Bury Free Press series "A fascinating new book." Western Mail Series "A valuable account of a forgotten life." The Sunday Times "Unusual and perceptive... all credit to Clare Mulley, a past winner of the Daily Mail Biographers' Club prize." Daily Mail "This biography of Eglantyne Jebb, who established the charity to look after children in the chaos that followed the end of the First World War, brings to life a charismatic woman who changed the way the world treats children." Waterstone's Books Quarterly "An interesting biography of a fascinating person who deserves to be better known and appreciated for her work." Oxford Times "Crisp, masterly biography." The Good Book Guide "A very readable story which will strike a chord for many." The Times online "A very readable story which will strike a chord for many." The Times online "A pleasure to read... a combination of Jebb's own mischievous attitude and Mulley's lively style." The Times Literary Supplement "A pleasure to read... a combination of Jebb's own mischievous attitude and Mulley's lively style." The Times Literary Supplement "Meticulously researched... a testimony to Jebb's remarkable humanitarianism." Oxford Today 'Meticulously researched... a testimony to Jebb's remarkable humanitarianism.' Oxford Today "Crisp, masterly biography." The Good Book Guide "An interesting biography of a fascinating person who deserves to be better known and appreciated for her work." Oxford Times "A very good read, telling an extraordinary story." The Guardian