Eglantyne Jebb was the founder of ÔSave the Children' and we follow her emergence from the supportive and socially conscious country gentry family, the feminist influences of her Aunt Bun who encouraged all the girls to go to university even though it would dim their marriage prospects, and her circle of supportive friends, which included the Darwins and the Keynes, who all helped to shape this inspiring woman's path.
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.