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.