• Where—Luton, England, UK
• Education—M.A., University of London
• Currently—lives in Saffron Walden, Essex
Clare Mulley is a British biographer, known for documenting the life of Eglantyne Jebb, the founder of Save the Children, and has received the Daily Mail Biographers' Club Prize for The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb (2009).
In 2012 her biography of World War II SOE agent Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville: The Spy Who Loved: the Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville, Britain's First Female Special Agent of World War II was published to critical acclaim.
Clare Mulley was born in 1969 in Luton, England. In 2006 she graduated from the University of London with a Masters degree in Social and Cultural History. She lives in Saffron Walden, Essex, England, with her family.
Mulley has worked with Save the Children and Sightsavers International, raising charitable donations on behalf of the organizations. She has also served as a member of the financial advisory board of the World Development Movement, a membership organization in the UK that campaigns on issues of global justice and development in southern countries identified according to the global north-south divide. She was most recently a trustee of the national charity, Standing Together against Domestic Violence.
Mulley is a public speaker, with experience making presentations and lecturing in academic conferences, literary festivals and museums throughout the UK. She continues to serve as a Campaigns Ambassador with Save the Children.
• Eglantyne Jebb
In 1999, while working with Save the Children, Mulley was introduced to the life of Victorian-era British social reformer Eglantyne Jebb, and became intrigued with her life and career. When Mulley took a maternity leave of absence, in order to have her first child, she began researching the life of Jebb, compiled her notes, and began writing the biography, The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb.
Jebb was an unlikely children's champion; she privately confessed that she was not fond of children, once referring to them as "the little wretches" and laughing that "the dreadful idea of closer acquaintance never entered my mind." She never married or had children of her own. She was a noted humanitarian whose visionary ideas permanently changed the way that the world regards and treats children.
Jebb had soon won huge public support. Motivated by humanitarian compassion, the belief in the need to invest in the next generation to secure international peace, and her very personal, spiritual, Christian faith, Jebb quickly grew the one-off fund into an international development organization, supported by the Pope and the miners, the British establishment and the Bolshevik Government, European royalty and the fledgling League of Nations in Geneva.
Five years later, Jebb wrote the pioneering statement of children's human rights that has since evolved into the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most universally accepted human-rights instrument in history. She noted:
It is not impossible to save the children of the world. It is only impossible if we make it so by our refusal to attempt it.
The biography was published in 2009 to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Save the Children and the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. As noted on the copyright page of the book, all of the author's royalties are donated to Save the Children's international programs.
• Christine Granville
In 2012 Mulley published the biography The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville. Granville was Britain's first female special agent of World War II. The book has received solid reviews in the British press and in 2013 was released in the U.S. (From Wikipedia. Retrieved 6/5/2013.)
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