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Eglantyne Jebb 30 April 2009
Eglantyne Jebb. Photo courtesy of Save The Children
The founder of Save The Children

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Save the Children. Its founder Eglantyne Jebb redefined how child welfare operated, and wrote social policy of permanent significance to children's lives. Jenni talks to Clare Mulley, author of a new biography of Eglanytne Jebb. She explains why this woman, who was not fond of children and described them as ‘little wretches’, chose to dedicate her life to child welfare.

The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb Founder of Save the Children by Clare Mulley is published by Oneworld Publications, ISBN 978-1-85168-657-5
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