Our Nell

A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung

by Candace Savage

The inspiring story of a passionate Canadian champion for women's rights who was years ahead of her time.
Nellie McClung was an extremely controversial figure in the first half of the 20th century: cartoonists viciously lampooned her and Conservatives burned her in effigy. But women across the country loved her.
A spirited, witty and compassionate crusader, McClung was a best-selling author, a member of Parliament and a fervent advocate of women's rights. She was also the happily married mother of five, and a woman who loved a fancy hat. In telling this story, Candace Savage has drawn a vivid portrait of Nellie McLung and the times in which she lived.
Incorporating McClung's own published writings--her autobiography, novels, short stories and articles--and informed by interviews with many who knew her, Our Nell is an immediate and intimate portrait of a remarkable Canadian woman.

About the Author

Candace Savage

CANDACE SAVAGE is the author of 18 books that span such subjects as wildlife, natural sciences, environmental issues and womens history. '


"A warm, sincere, vital human being who cared deeply about women."
Patricia Morley, Ottawa Journal
"Surprisingly modern ... heartwarming."
Lethbridge Herald

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