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Nina Bawden

  • 5 stars across 12 books
    Nina Bawden is one of today's best writers for both adults and children. She has often used her own childhood experiences in her books - Carrie's War is set in the mining valley in Wales where she lived as an evacuee in wartime. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at Somerville College, Oxford and finished her first novel the year after she took her degree. She won the Guardian Award for Children's Fiction for The Peppermint Pig.
    3rd July 2014

    Carrie's War

    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. Th... More

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    21st August 2008

    The Secret Passage

    Lonely and forlorn after their mother's death and their sudden arrival at Aunt Mabel's seaside boarding-house, John, Mar... More

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    21st August 2008

    The Runaway Summer

    Deeply unhappy at the recent divorce of her parents, Mary is sent away to live by the sea with her distant grandfather a... More

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    22nd October 2008

    The Outside Child

    'I am an outside child. That is what Plato Jones calls me.' Jane Tucker is thirteen years old when she discovers she ha... More

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    22nd October 2008

    A Handful of Thieves

    Determined to find the ex-lodger who stole his grandmother's savings, Fred McAlpine and his friends Sid, Rosie, Algy and... More

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    1st June 2017

    Keeping Henry

    'The hay stirred. There was a small nibbling sound. A furry head poked out. I saw its dark, beady eyes, its sharp, poi... More

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    1st January 2011

    Carrie's War

    Carrie's War by Nina Bawden is an unforgettable Second World War story.'I did a dreadful thing...or I feel that I did, a... More

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    23rd April 2001

    Off the Road

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    31st January 1974

    Carrie's War

    Carrie's War by Nina Bawden is an unforgettable Second World War story.'I did a dreadful thing...or I feel that I did, a... More

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