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Nina Bawden

Full Name: Nina Bawden
Gender: Female
Hometown: London
Born: 1925-01-19
Number of Works: 59
Nina Bawden is a popular British novelist and children's writer. Her mother was a teacher and her father a marine.

When World War II broke out she spent the school holidays at a farm in Shropshire along with her mother and her brothers, but lived in Aberdare, Wales, during term time.
Bawden attended Somerville College, Oxford, where she gained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Her novels include Carrie's War, Peppermint Pig, and The Witch's Daughter.

A number of her works have been dramatised by BBC Children's television, and many have been translated into various languages. In 2002 she was badly injured in the Potters Bar rail crash, and her husband Austen Kark was killed.

She currently lives in London and Nauplion, Greece.

ISBN: 0140364560, 9780140364569
Keywords: war, carrie
Pages: 208
Published: 1973
  • Rating: 80%

Albert, Carrie and young Nick are war-time evacuees whose lives get so tangled up with the people they've come to live among that the war and their real families seem to belong to another world. Carrie and Nick are billeted in Wales with old Mr Evans, who is so mean and cold, and his timid mouse of a sister, Lou, who suddenly starts having secrets. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid's Bottom with warm-hearted Hepzibah Green and the strange Mister Johnny, who can talk to animals but not to human beings. Carrie and Nick visit him there whenever they can for Hepzibah makes life excit
ISBN: 0140309446, 9780140309447
Keywords: books, puffin, pig, peppermint
Pages: 160
Published: 1975
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0395586356, 9780395586358
Keywords: daughter, witch
Pages: 184
Published: 1966
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0140384472, 9780140384475
Keywords: pag, granny
Pages: 192
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0140368582, 9780140368581
Keywords: child, outside
Pages: 240
Published: 1989
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0140311661, 9780140311662
Keywords: books, puffin, passage, secret
Pages: 160
Published: 1968
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1844083187, 9781844083183
Keywords: money, family
Pages: 256
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1844084280, 9781844084289
Keywords: trees, birds
Pages: 208
Published: 1970
  • Rating: 80%

The expulsion from school of their son shatters the comfortable middle-class security of Maggie and Charlie. Toby's diffidence, drug-taking and refusal to discuss, disturb them sufficiently to seek professional help. The author was shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize with "Circles of Deceit".
ISBN: 185381444X, 9781853814440
Keywords: naked, walking
Pages: 224
Published: 1981
  • Rating: 80%