While it is yet day, The Story of Elizabeth Fry
by Averil Douglas Opperman
A new biography on the inspirational and remarkable life of local heroine Elizabeth Fry, the lady whose gentle face has graced the back of our £5 note for many years. A famous prison reformer and champion of women and the underprivileged, Elizabeth came to advise heads of state on prison, asylum reform and encouraged education and work for inmates. Her mantra, 'while it is yet day' reflected her determined ambition to make each day count towards helping improve the lives of the vulnerable.