One of the most loved and enduring wartime novels, Carrie’s War is a modern classic. Published for the first time as a Virago Modern Classic. Carrie’s War is a coming of age story with a twist. While visiting the small Welsh mining town where she was billeted during World War II, Carrie. It is a scene created from Carrie’s War, the book for which Nina Bawden, who died this week, will be most remembered. There are other.

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There are lovely little drawings at the beginning of each chapter. In Wales, they end up living with a bullying, miserly shopkeeper, Mr. Ian Serrailier In the chaos of World War II, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are separated from their parents, and left alone to fend for themselves, hiding from the Nazis in the ruins of their city. Then in Year Five in primary school the teacher read it to us.

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The Last of the Wine Details. Nina Bawden Author Nina Bawden was one of Britain’s best-loved writers for both adults and children.

baeden Myself When Young Details. It takes a tiny, mischievous pig to bring laughter back into their lives. Evans and his sister who own a shop and Carrie and Nick are sent to live with them, Mr. The Echoing Grove Details. Just a little older than her main character, Bawden was evacuated from London to Wales at 14 inbut returned to London in Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 3 Details.


You all see the friendship build between Carrie and her Carrie was a child who was evacuated in the war, and she has brought her children back to the town where she lived in that time. A Sea-Grape Tree Details.

Anonymous June 11, at 3: Carrie and Nick meet Hepzibah at Druid’s Bottom and hear about the skull and the curse. Lovely to re-read a childhood favourite! When World War II broke out she spent the school holidays at a farm in Shropshire bawdrn with her mother and her brothers, but lived in Aberdare, Wales, during term time. The Phoenix and the Carpet Details. The Dark Horse Details. Never found a book better than Carrie’s war.

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Virago Anne of Ingleside L. The Glass Cell Details. Review Number Two 1 3 Aug 08, Not in spite of, but because of, this terrible clarity, we need modern children’s wwr that deals with these wars and the impact they are having on us as combatants. Nothing that Meets the Eye Details. There was an error submitting review.

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The Mask of Apollo Details. We follow those wars through the green blur of night vision, shells exploding like fireworks.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. How can anyone be safe when there’s a murderer on the loose, a bully about to get a gun for his 12th birthday, rabbits being held captive for who-knows-what next door, and an older sister being mysteriously consumed by adolescence? Carrie and Nick settle into their new lives The Breaking Point Details. Without My Cloak Details. She begins to tell her children the story of her time there, starting with the train journey from London to Wales So sad yet so beautiful in execution.


A heartwarming story highlighting how children lived during the war, their feelings towards the families they stayed with, and how they believe in stories.

Nina Bawden’s Carrie’s War speaks a truth about the ripple effects of conflict

The book tells us of the adventures Carrie, Nick and another evacuee- Albert sandwich get up to in Druid’s bottom, the curse of the skull which is locked in the library and w This book is set within the Second World War and centres carfie Carrie and her brother Nick being evacuated to Wales from London.

They arrive in a Welsh Mining Town bwwden traveling from London ‘labelled up like parcels’. A timeless good read for all ages. Added, go to My Music to see full list. Carrie’s War has had an incendiary impact on our imagination not baaden it is explosive in any military sense — the guns and bombs of the second world war are not much in evidence in Druid’s Bottom, the rambling house in south Wales where evacuees Carrie Willow and her brother Nick spend much of the story.

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Desert Of The Heart Details. The Laughing Academy Details. Carrie does not want to believe this of Mr Evans, seeing him as an honest man.