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In My Own Time Nina Bawden

In My Own Time By Nina Bawden

In My Own Time by Nina Bawden

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In this, her autobiography, author Nina Bawden tells of her evacuation to Suffolk and Wales during World War II, where she was billeted with seven different families, and of her years at Oxford, where she knew Richard Burton and Margaret Thatcher.

In My Own Time Summary

In My Own Time: Almost an Autobiography by Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden's career spans 20 adult novels and 17 for children. She turns now to her own story and in simple vignettes takes the reader through her life, revealing the inspirations of many of her books. It describes her childhood evacuation to Suffolk and Wales, and her years at Oxford, where she met Richard Burton and Margaret Thatcher. And, she gives an account of her oldest son, Niki, who was diagnosed schizophrenic.

In My Own Time Reviews

A born story-teller, a gift as evident in this autobiography as in her novels. * INDEPENDENT *
A joy. * David Holloway, DAILY TELEGRAPH *
There is much in this delightful book about the business of being an author. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
casts light on the perennially fascinating relationship between the life and works of a writer. * SUNDAY EXPRESS *

About Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of Britain's best-loved writers for both adults and children. Several of her children's books - Carrie's War, a Phoenix Award winner;The Peppermint Pig, which won the Guardian Fiction Award; and Keeping Henry - have become contemporary classics. She wrote over forty novels, slightly more than half of which are for adults, and she was shortlisted for the 1987 Man Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. She received the prestigious S T Dupont Golden Pen Award for a lifetime's contribution to literature in 2004, and in 2010 The Birds on the Trees was shortlisted for the Lost Booker of 1970.

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In My Own Time: Almost an Autobiography by Nina Bawden
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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