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Tortoise by Candlelight

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 18th 1989 by Virago Press Ltd (first published 1974)
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Cecily
May 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Set in 60s? Story of a 14-year old girl trying to hold her dysfunctional family together through a period of change (growing up, sick grandmother, new neighbours). Slightly dated punctuation and some self-consciously "clever" phrases.

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Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked it. A bit unusual but not too unusual. Easy to read.
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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.

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