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 is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on subjects ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling natural history titles Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays and Prairie: A Natural History, for which she won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous periodicals, including Canadian Geographic. She lives in Saskatoon, SK.
"A warm, sincere, vital human being who cared deeply about women."
"Surprisingly modern ... heartwarming."
Other titles by Candace Savage
A Natural History of the Heart of North America Tagline: Revised Edition
Strangers in the House
A Prairie Story of Bigotry and Belonging
The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
Best Places to Bird in the Prairies
A Geography of Blood
Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape
Curious By Nature
One Woman's Exploration of the Natural World
Nature's Little Wonders
Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
An Amazing Journey through the Last Great Age of Magic