WorldCat Identities

Bawden, Nina 1925-2012

Works: 238 works in 1,368 publications in 5 languages and 33,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Biography  Paranormal fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.B33, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nina Bawden
Carrie's war by Nina Bawden( Book )

80 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrie and her younger brother spend World War II as evacuees in a small Welsh village where Carrie, upset by a family feud, commits an act that haunts her for thirty years
The peppermint pig by Nina Bawden( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly, the youngest, finds it difficult to adjust to a sudden change in the family's fortunes until she acquires a special pet pig
Family money by Nina Bawden( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widow Fanny Pye receives a blow on the head resulting in partial amnesia, her children hatch greedy schemes to get her money
Humbug by Nina Bawden( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eight-year-old Cora is sent to stay next door with the seemingly pleasant woman called Aunt Sunday, she is tormented by Aunt Sunday's mean-spirited, deceitful daughter, but finds an ally in Aunt Sunday's elderly mother
Granny the Pag by Nina Bawden( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally abandoned by her actor parents who later attempt to gain custody, Cat wages a spirited campaign to decide her own fate and remain with her grandmother
The witch's daughter by Nina Bawden( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Scottish island of Skua, a friendship develops between lonely and mysterious Perdita and a blind girl and her brother as the threesome look for rare orchids, explore the island caves, and meet up with jewel thieves
The outside child by Nina Bawden( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Jane, whose quiet life with her two aunts is interrupted by sporadic visits from her seafaring father, tries to learn more about her half brother and sister after discovering that her father remarried ten years ago
Henry by Nina Bawden( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evacuated to the English countryside during World War II, a fatherless family tries to raise a baby squirrel that also lost its home
Kept in the dark by Nina Bawden( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a mysterious eighteen-year-old comes to live with his grandparents and three half-cousins, sinister things begin to happen
Circles of deceit by Nina Bawden( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of a painter and his relationships with four provocative women: his child-bride, his first wife, his aunt, and his mother
Squib by Nina Bawden( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old girl and her friends try to discover the true identity of the small boy who seems to have no name
The finding by Nina Bawden( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and French and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an unexpected inheritance threatens to change his life with his adopted family in London, an eleven-year-old foundling runs away from home
The ice house by Nina Bawden( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends, Ruth and Daisy, are confronted by a tragedy that forces them to reexamine their lives
The birds on the trees by Nina Bawden( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 19 year-old son of a middle-class English family does not live up to his parents' expectations
A handful of thieves by Nina Bawden( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and German and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a confidence man disappears with Fred's grandmother's savings, the five children of the committee set out to find the man and recover the money
Rebel on a rock by Nina Bawden( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family's visit to a country under the rule of a dictator involves the children in a startling revolutionary secret and leads them to suspect that their stepfather is a spy
Walking naked by Nina Bawden( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura is happily married, a mother and a successful novelist. Interweaving memory, conversation, and reflection, the story telescopes the whole of Laura's life; childhood, marriages, triumphs, and disappointments into a day in which the past and the present converge. Her conviction is, that there is more enterprise in walking naked
The robbers by Nina Bawden( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Phillip has always lived with his grandmother, but when his widowed father remarries he finds that he must suddenly adjust to a new way of life with his father and stepmother
In my own time : almost an autobiography by Nina Bawden( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina Bawden, one of the most accomplished contemporary novelists, is admired as a writer who unravels the complex emotions that simmer beneath respectable family life. Her first book appeared in 1953. Since then, she has published a further nineteen adult novels, including Circles of Deceit, shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize and later a BBC film, and the acclaimed Family Money (1991). She is also a successful children's author: her bestselling and televised novel Carrie's War (1973) has become a contemporary classic; most recently she has published The Real Plato Jones (1994). Now Nina Bawden turns an acute eye to her own story. She weaves a rich tapestry of the past, its characters and the 'myths, half-truths, fancies and deceits' that make up family history. She tells of her childhood evacuation to Suffolk and Wales during the War where, billeted with seven different families, she discovered their own dusty skeletons, and of her years at Oxford, where she knew Richard Burton and Margaret Thatcher. She writes, too, in what becomes a tribute to them both, a courageous account of her oldest son, Niki, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. With colourful, resonant prose that finely balances laughter and pain, In My Own Time is a triumph from a consummate storyteller
Dear Austen by Nina Bawden( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A letter to my husband who was killed in the train crash at Potter's Bar to tell him what happened, both then and afterwards ... "On May 10th 2002, Nina Bawden and her husband Austen Kark boarded the 12:45 from King's Cross and settled down with their books and papers. A few minutes later the train derailed. Seven people were killed and 76 badly hurt. Nina Bawden was gravely injured and Austen was killed instantly. In this powerful and poignant letter to her husband, Bawden uses her considerable writing skills to try and make sense of it all, and she explains how she found herself a spokesperson for the survivors of the crash, interviewed both here and abroad
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Alternative Names
Bawden, Nina

Bawden, Nina Mary 1925-2012

Mabey, Nina 1925-2012

Mabey, Nina Mary 1925-2012

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Боден, Нина

نينا باودن

نینا باودن نویسنده بریتانیایی

보덴, 니나

보든, 니나

ボーデン, ニーナ


English (490)

French (17)

German (12)

Danish (1)

Russian (1)

The peppermint pigFamily moneyHumbugGranny the PagThe witch's daughterThe outside childKept in the darkCircles of deceit