Mabel Dearmer


Mabel Dearmer (née Jessie White) born London, England March 22, 1872 (d. 1915). Pacifist novelist, playwright and children’s writer and illustrator. As a Christian pacifist, she felt a duty to aid the wounded and died a nurse on the Serbian front of World War I.


This war will not bring peace—no war will bring peace—only love and mercy and terrific virtues such as loving one’s enemy can bring a terrific thing like peace.” (Letters, pp. 158-9; photo