Goodbye to Nina Bawden, author of Carrie’s War
22 August 2012
Nina Bawden, a prolific writer of fiction for children and adults with over fifty books to her name, has passed away at the age of 87. She is probably best known for her much loved children’s classic, Carrie’s War, which was based on her experiences as an evacuee in Wales during World War II. The book is widely used in schools and has been serialised by the BBC TV as well as adapted for the stage. Her most critically acclaimed adult novel is Circles of Deceit, nominated for the Booker Prize in 1987, the year it was won by Penelopy Lively’s Moon Tiger.
Sadly, Nina Bawden was badly injured in the 2002 Potter’s Barr train crash which claimed the life of her husband Austen Kark. Much of her time after the crash was taken up with being a spokesperson for the survivors of the crash, as described in her book Dear Austen, an open letter to her husband written after the tragedy.
We have several Nina Bawden novels in the Library for you to enjoy:
CARRIE’S WAR (15542); CIRCLES OF DECEIT (3316); THE FINDING ( 15500); A GRAIN OF TRUTH (7039); GRANNY THE PAG ( 15922) ; HUMBUG (15880); KEPT IN THE DARK ( 15416) ; A NICE CHANGE ( 4756); OFF THE ROAD (16145 ); RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR (6095)