Nina Bawden





Nina Bawden

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
January 19, 1925

died
August 22, 2012

gender
female

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About this author

Nina Bawden was 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.

Bawden passed away at her home in London on August 22, 2...more


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Carrie's War
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,553 ratings — published 1973 — 29 editions
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The Peppermint Pig
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1975 — 10 editions
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The Witch's Daughter
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1966 — 13 editions
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The Birds on the Trees
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1970 — 9 editions
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The Outside Child
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1989 — 8 editions
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The Secret Passage
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1963 — 6 editions
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Granny the Pag
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Squib
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1975 — 7 editions
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Circles of Deceit
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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The Ice House
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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