The Woman Who Saved The Children


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Winner of the Daily Mail Biographers Club prize.                      

All author royalties donated to Save the Children.

‘Brilliantly told in Clare Mulley’s book, The Woman Who Saved the Children, Eglantyne Jebb’s story is an Edwardian morality tale that speaks to our age, our country, and the world of the 21st century', Kevin Watkins, Save the Children CEO in The Telegraph

'A pleasure to read... a combination of Jebb's own mischievous attitude and Mulley's lively style', Times Literary Supplement

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

'Beautifully constructed and passionately written... evocative, funny and poignant', The Big Issue

'Brings to life the world of clever and conscientious upper-middle-class women... a valuable account of a forgotten life', Sunday Times

'A very readable story which will strike a chord for many', The Times 

'Unusual and perceptive', The Daily Mail

'Crisp masterly biography', The Good Book Guide

'Meticulously researched... a testimony to Jebb's remarkable humanitarianism', Oxford Today

'Informative and sensitively written. Clare Mulley has done Eglantyne proud', The Church Times

'Sensitive, entertainingly and beautifully written... a sparkling biography', Kate Williams

'Kept me up half the night - really fascinating and moving - beautifully written and paced... wonderful', Richard Holmes, Footsteps, The Age of Wonder

'Wonderful, clever and funny, Clare Mulley's lively and intimate biography brings out the humour, inconsistency, willfullness and just excellent energy of Eglantyne', Alexander MastersStuart: A Life Backwards

'Pick up this book and be inspired', Paul O'Grady

'A truly brilliant book', Gordon Brown 


Natasha Kaplinski unveils award-winning sculptor Ian Wolter's bronze bust of Eglantyne Jebb to mark Save the Children's centenary, at the Royal Albert Hall where the fund was launched 100 years earlier. (Ian donated his time, and the material costs were privately sponsored. (Ian donated his time, and the material costs were privately sponsored.)

100 years after Eglantyne Jebb’s court case, in which she secured the first donation to Save the Children from her prosecutor, Clare is interviewed about the story by Matthew Amroliwala on BBC World News.

Eglantyne Jebb’s hometown, Ellesmere, honours her with new town welcome signs


Central Family Court exhibition, 2017

Respected & Protected: The Rights of Children, exhibition on Eglantyne Jebb, the history and significance of children's human rights, in the public lobby of the Central Family Court, London, open to all. 

Eglantyne Jebb stamp, 2016

Royal Mail honoured Eglantyne Jebb with a stamp.