From the Publisher
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
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.