The three Mallory children have been brought up in Kenya with loving, easy-going parents, and then, within little more than a week, the bottom falls out of their world. This book was the first book Nina Bawden wrote for children.
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Nina Bawden is one of the most admired and engaging writers of fiction for children and has written more than fifty books. Born in 1925, she was educated at Oxford and completed her first novel the year after gaining her degree. She is the author of such classics as Carrie's War and The Peppermint Pig, and has won the Guardian Fiction Award and the Phoenix Award as well as being commended for the Carnegie Medal. Described by the Daily Telegraph as 'without question one of the very best writers for children', she divides her time between London and Nauplion in Greece.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140311661