Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of the most admired and engaging writers of fiction for children and wrote more than fifty books. She was educated at Oxford and completed her first novel the year after gaining her degree. She is the author of such classics as Carrie's War and The Peppermint Pig, and won the Guardian Fiction Award and the Phoenix Award as well as being commended for the Carnegie Medal. The Daily Telegraph described her as 'without question one of the very best writers for children'.

Books by Nina Bawden

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Determined to find the ex-lodger who stole his grandmother’s savings, Fred McAlpine and his friends Sid, Rosie, Algy and Clio launch on a series of sleuthing activities to trace ...

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Ben, eleven years old and the youngest of the Mallory children, has left his aunt and siblings to come to London where his widower father wishes to introduce him to ...

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‘I am an outside child. That is what Plato Jones calls me.’

Jane Tucker is thirteen years old when she discovers she has a half-brother and sister, a revelation which ...

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Deeply unhappy at the recent divorce of her parents, Mary is sent away to live by the sea with her distant grandfather and the detestable Aunt Alice. Feeling abandoned, without ...

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Lonely and forlorn after their mother's death and their sudden arrival at Aunt Mabel's seaside boarding-house, John, Mary and Ben Mallory are unimpressed with their new life in ...

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On the Scottish island of Skua, friendship develops between the lonely and mysterious Perdita and a blind girl, Janey. Both possess a kind of second sight - Janey's is the ...

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