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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Found in the Street Details. Feb 09, Lynne rated it really liked it. Nina Bawden Author Nina Bawden was one of Britain’s best-loved writers for both adults and children.

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Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

Actually good for all of us. The Tremor of Forgery Details. Overall it was an enjoyable read and I think my children would enjoy it. I am reading it in school and plus my topic is World War Two. Marcella I and most of my friends read this when we were 9 or 10 after the tv series came out.

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Good, although I just read chapter one. There are lovely little drawings at the beginning of each chapter. To ask other readers questions about Carrie’s Warplease sign up. The Daylight And The Dust: It takes a tiny, mischievous pig carriw bring laughter back into their lives.

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

When Mrs Gotobed dies, Albert is sure that Mr Evans has stolen her will so that he can turn Hepzibah and Mr Johnny out of his deceased sister’s house, despite there being plenty of evidence that Mrs Gotobed had made no will, although mental deterioration led her to believe she had made one.

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Carrie does not want to believe this of Mr Evans, seeing him as an honest man. The Echoing Grove Details.

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Paperbackpages. Carrie’s War has had an incendiary impact on our imagination not because 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.

Carrie’s War

Hephzibah Green was a curious character but she ninq mostly a holistic practitioner to me and Mrs Gotobed was too extravagant for me to gain any interest from. Sep 01, Rhian Niblett rated it it was amazing. Mrs Nian assures Hepzibah and Mr Johnny that they can continue to live in her house once she has died, and that she has made a will saying so.

No magic here – dislocation,an cagrie household. Inspired by Nina Bawden’s own experiences of living as an evacuee in a Welsh mining valley as a child, Carrie’s War is now considered a modern classic. Those Who Walk Away Details.

Shadows On The Rock Details. Don’t make the same mistake Emma made. What a lovely story! She tells the children what happened thirty years before. Carrie’s war is great for children in upper KS2, as it can help children to get in the spirit of World War One, and could be used as a tool to highlight the use of first person story telling, and a new way to boost sar and character development, as the children will be wa to visualise themselves through the first person narrative.

Yes, he was a obsessive religious and strict man, however, he had had a difficult life, his father passing young and having to take care of his baby sister etc etc, his harsh, controlling ways managed to keep her safe but it made him appear and take up the actions of a bully.


I remember reading it a few years ago and not understanding it but now it is clear. Kathleen Lane is a promising new voice, an bina new talent. They walk through the yew trees and hear scary noises.

In this House of Brede Details. 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. Nevertheless, this book was devastatingly good. It’s very much a children’s story, with cartie mystery to be solved, but Nina Bawden is very subtle with her characterisation – even hateful Mr Evans with his cruel bullying is seen as sadly pathetic too. Carrie and Nick to me, seemed to be very privileged as The Willow Children came from a household who had a maid and so I feel going to a small house in the country must have been a bit of a culture shock for both Carrie and young Nick who were clearly wealthy enough for slippers!

Paris Was Yesterday Details. At the start of bawdfn war, Carrie, then 11 and her younger brother Nick, 9, were put on a train along with so many other school children, to escape the anticipated bombing of London by the Germans.

The children were sent to live in the country, away from the bombings in London, for their own safety.