The Guardian Unlimited: Nina's Wars
Full of adventure and certainly not without tragedy, Nina Bawden's life has been a fascinating journey, as The Guardian Unlimited uncovers in this November 2003 biography. Bawden's writing style, character and plot development are discussed as well as her first novel (written at the age of eight), the impact of being evacuated during the war, her opinion of Tony Blair and the two very devastating tragedies of her life.
Penguin UK: Nina Bawden
Penguin UK offers this biographical sketch of Nina Bawden. Along with a basic life history, read quotes by the author about writing as well as a host of critical mentions from a variety of literary groups.
Virago: Nina Bawden
London's Virago, an international publisher of women's literature, provides this profile of Nina Bawden with a link to a powerful excerpt from Dear Austen in which Bawden writes to her husband after his tragic death. Click to reviews and excerpts from other Bawden books as well as a brief interview with the author.
The Independent Online Edition: My First Job
In a short but compelling interview with reporter Jonathan Sale of the Independent Online Edition, Nina Bawden recalls her first job as a farm laborer during World War II.
Writers Online: Nina Bawden
Writers Online is an interactive project for The National Year of Reading, hosted by the National Literary Trust in the UK. Included on the page is a short outline of Nina Bawden's life and career as well as some critical acclaim she received for her various books.
Reading Matters: Carrie's War by Nina Bawden (1973)
Part of the British National Grid for Learning (NgfL), Reading Matters is a Web site of children's book reviews put together by a husband and wife team. This review of Carrie's War, includes comments from children who have read and enjoyed the book.
Creative Bristol: The Great Reading Adventure: Nina Bawden
This Web page about Nina Bawden and Carrie's War is part of the educational material produced by Creative Bristol's 'The Great Reading Adventure,' a project, based in Bristol, England, that aims to encourage reading and discussion of selected books. The article discusses Bawden's own evacuation as a child during the war as well as her establishment and career as a writer.
Evacuation during World War II
The BBC History Web site covers a broad range of topics, mostly about British history. The site contains in-depth articles, multimedia, timelines, and short biographies of historic figures. Users can also discuss various topics by posting messages on a message board, participate in live chats, and subscribe to a newsletter.
Wars and Conflict: World War Two: Evacuees in World War Two -- The True StoryThe National Archives Learning Curve: Evacuation to Shropshire
David Prest examines the evacuation of thousands of children to places of safety in the countryside and the emotional impact this had on the children. Also included is the Daily Mirror's coverage of the evacuation in early September 1939 and audio clips of evacuees remembering their experiences. Listen to their stories in RealAudio.
Wars and Conflict: World War Two: The Bristol Evacuees
David Garmston tells the stories of children evacuated from Bristol and sent to live in the countryside. Evacuees had many issues to overcome: being separated from their families, living with new ones, and learning to live in the country, which was very different than Bristol.
Wars and Conflict: World War Two: World War Two Movies: Evacuees
Evacuees tell their stories with photographs and audio in this evocative Flash feature. Requires the Flash plug-in.
Children of World War 2
A Web site for children, to discover what it was like for children who lived during World War II. The site features a tour of a wartime home, an interactive challenge about rationing, and excerpts from letters sent by a mother in London to her evacuated daughter.
Learning Curve is a free online resource for students and teachers using primary sources form the UK National Archives. This lesson plan for teachers covers the evacuation of children to Oswestry, a small town in Shropshire.
BBC Wales South West: Eric's Evacuee Memoirs
During World War II, at the age of eight, Eric Jackson was evacuated to Newtown, Wales. He was then evacuated for a second time to Llanidloes, where he stayed for over three years. Jackson shares his story as an evacuee with the Bebb Family in Oakley Park, Llanidloes, in Wales. Also included are photographs from his time there.
Creative Bristol: Evacuees
As part of the educational material produced by Creative Bristol's 'The Great Reading Adventure,' this is a general overview of the evacuation of children living in Bristol to the country.
Evacuees Reunion Association
The Evacuees Reunion Association is a non-profit organization with over 2,000 members. Its mission is to provide information, support, and counseling for former evacuees, foster-parents, teachers and billeting officers, and to educate the public about the evacuation of British children during World War II.
Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies
The Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies is dedicated to the research of evacuation and war child studies in Britain. Its archive consists of a collection of evacuee accounts, written and verbal, and reference books. The site features a timeline of the evacuation in Britain during World War II
Wales during World War II
The BBC Wales Web site covers a broad range of topics from arts and entertainment to history and news. The site is divided into five sections by geographic area. Each section features personal accounts from World War II. The Southwest Wales section has the most information on Wales during World War II.
World War Two: Your War StoriesCofio 60
In November 2005 the BBC sent out a bus that traveled throughout Southwest Wales, collecting stories of World War II. Read personal stories from over 30 people who experienced the Second World War in Southwest Wales.
The BBC People's War project has collected hundreds of stories about life during the World War II. Here they have gathered over 90 stories from people who were in Southwest Wales during the War, including those who were evacuated to the area as children.
Cofio 60 is a series of 5 television programs that commemorates the role Wales during World War II and its impact on Wales today. The companion Web site provides information on each program, stories from those involved in making the shows, the effects on Welsh society, and provides video clips from the shows.
Their Past Your Future: Wales Digitisation Project
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of World War II, "Their Past Your Future" was launched in February 2005. The project travels through Wales, capturing digital imagery of items related to the Second World War. Its focus is to examine how the War affected Wales and its people. When the project is complete, over 1,000 images and numerous stories will be posted on this site.
Books by Nina Bawden
Solitary Child. New York, NY: Lancer Books, 1956.
Devil by the Sea. London, UK: Collins, 1957.
Just Like a Lady. London, UK: Longman, 1960.
Tortoise by Candlelight. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1963.
The Secret Passage. London, UK: Orion Publishing, 1963.
Under the Skin. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1964.
On the Run. London, UK: Orion Publishing, 1964.
The House of Secrets. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1964.
The White Horse Gang. London, UK: Penguin Books, 1966.
The Witch's Daughter. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1966.
A Handful of Thieves. London, UK: Gollancz, 1967.
A Woman of my Age. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1967.
Three on the Run. New York, NY: Pocket Books, 1968.
The Grain of Truth. London, UK: Longman, 1968.
The Runaway Summer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1969.
The Birds on the Trees. Harlow, UK: Longman, 1970.
Squib. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1971.
Anna Apparent. London, UK: Longman, 1972.
Carrie's War. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1973.
George Beneath a Paper Moon. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1974.
The Peppermint Pig. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1975.
Afternoon of a Good Woman. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1976.
Rebel on a Rock. Gollancz, Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1978.
The Robbers. New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1979.
Familiar Passions. New York, NY: Morrow, 1979.
William Tell. New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1981.
Walking Naked. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1982.
Kept in the Dark. New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1982.
The Ice House. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1983.
Saint Francis of Assisi. New York, NY: William Morrow, 1983.
The Finding. New York, NY: William Morrow, 1985.
On the Edge. London, UK: Sphere Books, 1985.
Princess Alice. London, UK: Egmont Children's Books, 1987.
Circles of Deceit. London, UK: Macmillan, 1987.
Keeping Henry. London, UK: Gollancz, 1988.
Henry. New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1988.
The Outside Child. New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1989.
A Little Love, A Little Learning. London, UK: Virago Press, 1990.
Family Money. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
Humbug. New York, NY: Clarion Books, 1992.
The Real Plato Jones. New York, NY: Clarion Books, 1993.
In My Own Time: Almost an Autobiography. London, UK: Virago Press, 1994.
Granny the Pag. London, UK: Hamish Hamilton, 1995.
A Nice Change. London, UK: Virago Press, 1997.
Off the Road. New York, NY: Clarion Books, 1998.
Ruffian on the Stair. London, UK: Virago Press, 2001.
Dear Austen. London, UK: Virago Press, 2005.
Evacuation during World War II
Brown, Mike. Evacuees: Evacuation in Wartime Britain 1939-1945. Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton Publishing, 2000.
Mann, Jessica. Out of Harm's Way: The Wartime Evacuation of Children from Britain. Oxford, UK: Headline Book Publishing Ltd, 2006.
Magorian, Michelle. Goodnight Mister Tom. London, UK: Puffin, 1981.
Robins, Phil. Under Fire: Children of the Second World War Tell Their Stories. New York, NY: Scholastic Press, 2004.
Price, Alison. How's Business. London, UK: Hodder Children's Books, 2002.
Wicks, Ben. The Day They Took the Children. London, UK: Bloomsbury, 1989.
The UK during World War II
Gardiner, Juliet. The Children's War: The Second World War Through the Eyes of the Children of Britain. London, UK: Portrait Books, 2005.
Garfield, Simon. We Are at War: The Remarkable Diaries of Five Ordinary People. London, UK: Ebury Press, 2005.
Goodall, Felicity. Voices from the Home Front: First-hand Stories of Life in Britain, 1939-45. Devon, UK: David & Charles, Ltd., 2004.
Goodman, Susan. Children of War: The Second World War Through the Eyes of a Generation. London, UK: Hodder Murray, 2005.
O'Sullivan, John. When Wales Went to War, 1939-45. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, 2004.
Pill, Malcolm. A Cardiff Family in the Forties. Cardiff, UK: Merton Priory Press, Ltd. 1999.
Verrill-Rhys, Leigh and Beddoe, Dierdre, Eds. Parachutes and Petticoats: Welsh Women Writing on the Second World War. Aberystwyth, UK: Honno Press, 1992.
Williams, Herbert. Come Out, Wherever You Are: The Great Escape in Wales. Ceredigion, UK: 2004.
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