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Woman Who Saved the Children,The : A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children - Clare Mulley

Woman Who Saved the Children,The

A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children

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Since 1919 Save the Children has fought to uphold the human rights of children worldwide. Now promoted by the likes of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Julianne Moore the charity's founder was a childless spinster whose most famous line, ?I don't care for children' makes hers a most unconventional story. Eglantyne's short life was full of passion and pain, moving from illicit romance in Cambridge to espionage in Serbia. Her achievements in putting children's universal human rights on the world agenda are a powerful testament to her eccentric charisma and humane vision. Clare Mulley joined Save the Children as a corporate fundraiser in the 1990s. Mother of three daughters, she currently lives in Essex, UK.

"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 * "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 * "A very good read, telling an extraordinary story." * The Guardian * "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 *

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Family Treesp. xiii
Illustrationsp. xv
Cast of Charactersp. xix
Imagining Eglantyne, 2009-1876p. 1
Meeting the Family, 1876-1894p. 7
Unravelling Her Surroundings, 1895-1898p. 28
Testing the Maternal Impulse, 1898-1900p. 52
Happy Days, 1901-1902p. 70
Brief Studies in Social Questions, 1902-1910p. 92
Love Letters, 1907-1913p. 115
Relief in 'The Barbarous Balkans', 1913p. 140
Conversations with the Dead, 1914-1915p. 168
Surrounded by Action, 1914-1916p. 190
Found in Translation, 1917-1919p. 209
Save the Children, 1919p. 232
Hearts and Minds, 1919-1920p. 252
'Supranationalism',1920-1923p. 273
The Rights of the Child, 1922-1925p. 300
Blue Plaques, 1920-2009p. 317
Epilogue: Truths and Livesp. 331
The International Save the Children Alliancep. 335
Endnotesp. 336
Bibliographyp. 358
Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9781851687220
ISBN-10: 185168722X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1