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

by Clare Mulley

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Overview

An unconventional biography of an unconventional woman. Eglantyne Jebb, not particularly fond of children herself, nevertheless dedicated her life to establishing Save the Children and promoting her revolutionary concept of human rights. In this award-winning book, Clare Mulley brings to life this brilliant, charismatic, and passionate woman, whose work took her between drawing rooms and war zones, defying convention and breaking the law. Eglantyne Jebb not only helped save millions of lives, she also permanently changed the way the world treats children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780740683
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 03/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

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.

Clare Mulley joined Save the Children as a fundraiser in the 1990s and is now an author and the mother of three young daughters. She is the winner of the 2007 Daily Mail Biographer's Club prize.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgements xi

Family Trees xiii

Illustrations xv

Cast of Characters xix

1 Imagining Eglantyne, 2009-1876 1

2 Meeting the Family, 1876-1894 7

3 Unravelling Her Surroundings, 1895-1898 28

4 Testing the Maternal Impulse, 1898-1900 52

5 Happy Days, 1901-1902 70

6 Brief Studies in Social Questions, 1902-1910 92

7 Love Letters, 1907-1913 115

8 Relief in 'The Barbarous Balkans', 1913 140

9 Conversations with the Dead, 1914-1915 168

10 Surrounded by Action, 1914-1916 190

11 Found in Translation, 1917-1919 209

12 Save the Children, 1919 232

13 Hearts and Minds, 1919-1920 252

14 'Supranationalism',1920-1923 273

15 The Rights of the Child, 1922-1925 300

16 Blue Plaques, 1920-2009 317

Epilogue: Truths and Lives 331

The International Save the Children Alliance 335

Endnotes 336

Bibliography 358

Index 379

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