WHILE IT IS YET DAY is the unputdownable biography of Elizabeth Fry. Radical social reformer and Georgian celebrity, Fry was one of the nineteenth century's most extraordinary women. Averil Douglas Opperman's book is perfect for fans of Mary S. Lovell, Amanda Foreman and Tracy Borman.
Averil Douglas Opperman grew up in Dublin in a Quaker family and started her career as a journalist at the Irish Times. Since then she has travelled extensively, reporting on everything from parliament to equestrian events for newspapers, magazines and Ireland's radio station, RTE. Averil's childhood fascination with Elizabeth Fry stemmed from a biography by Janet Whitney, penned in the 1930s. Both Elizabeth Fry and Janet Whitney's biography of her have been long forgotten. With this book, Averil has adapted Whitney's original work to bring this incredible story to a twenty-first century readership.