Dark Horse, Hill Street
12th March: 3.00pm – 4.30pm (doors 2.30pm)
Clare Mulley talks about ‘The Woman Who Saved the Children’.
Clare Mulley is an award-winning historical biographer who will talk about her first book, The Woman Who Saved the Children, about child rights pioneer Eglantyne Jebb, which won the Daily Mail Biographers Club Prize. At the beginning of the 20th century, two sisters had a vision to achieve and protect the rights of children. Almost 100 years later, that vision continues to guide the work of Save the Children.
Clare’s latest book The Women Who Flew For Hitler is a dual biography of Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg, the only women to serve as test pilots for Nazi German, who both received the Iron Cross but who ended their lives on opposite sides of history.
As well as speaking at Britain’s leading history and literary festivals, Clare has given a TEDx talk in Stormont, spoken at the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum and British Library, as well as lecturing on the female SOE agents of the Second World War for Historical Trips. Clare writes and reviews non-fiction for the Telegraph, Spectator and History Today. In 2017 she was chair of the judges for the Historical Writers Association Non-Fiction Prize, and she has recently become an honorary patron of the Wimpole History Festival.
The event is organised by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and Save the Children.