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Book Title: Familiar Passions|
Date of issue: November 2nd 2006
ISBN 13: 9781844084302
The author of the book: Nina Bawden
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 537 KB
Edition: Virago Press Ltd
Read full description of the books Familiar Passions:On their 30th anniversary, James calmly announces that he wishes to leave Bridie. An adopted child, Bridie stepped into marriage at the age of 19, and has nurtured two step-children and a daughter. The habit of protecting others is strong in Bridie, but with her happiness shattered, she is uncertain of her identity. Unless she claims a portion of her past, Bridie fears that she will have no future...
Read information about the authorNina Bawden was a popular British novelist and children's writer. Her mother was a teacher and her father a marine.
When World War II broke out she spent the school holidays at a farm in Shropshire along with her mother and her brothers, but lived in Aberdare, Wales, during term time.
Bawden attended Somerville College, Oxford, where she gained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Her novels include Carrie's War, Peppermint Pig, and The Witch's Daughter.
A number of her works have been dramatised by BBC Children's television, and many have been translated into various languages. In 2002 she was badly injured in the Potters Bar rail crash, and her husband Austen Kark was killed.
Bawden passed away at her home in London on August 22, 2012.
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