The Woman Who Saved The Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save the Children
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.
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.
THE WOMAN WHO SAVED THE CHILDREN was published on 1st May 2009 by Oneworld.