The Poppy Lady
The Story of Madame Anna Guérin and the Remembrance Poppy
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
6.1 x 9.2 in, 32 mono illustrations
- January 2023
- In Stock
Born in 1878, she was an early feminist, becoming financially independent. During the First World War, and the immediate years after the Armistice, many people knew of Madame Guérin’s reputation as a selfless fundraiser for French and American charities. Her speeches inspired many people to make generous donations.
Having had her name lost in the mists of time, this is the first biography of Madame E. Guérin. The book follows her extraordinary story as ‘The Poppy Lady’, a woman born before her time, but confined to anonymity for too long.