carries war 

Nina Bawden has died at age 87.  She was the author of book for both adults and children.  The one I know best is Carrie’s War which is tells the story of children evacuated to Wales during World War II.  As I’m thinking about it now, I think I saw it on Masterpiece Theater rather than having read it.  I loved the program.

And I love the description in the Chicago Tribune article of Bawden:

Lennie Goodings, Bawden’s publisher at Virago, called the author "gently fierce" and a "wickedly funny woman.

Sounds like someone I would have loved to meet.