9781851687220

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

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    9781851687220

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    185168722X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2010
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Summary

Save the Children┐s original founder was a remarkable spinster in a brown cardigan whose most famous line, 'I don┐t care for children┐ makes hers a most unconventional story. Clare Mulley┐s sensitive, entertaining, and beautifully written biography reveals a life full of humour and tragedy, passion and pain, and casts an enlightening insight into the development of the charity we know today.

Table of Contents

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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