At the age of 13, Jane discovers that her seaman father has remarried and that she has a half brother and sister somewhere. She longs to meet them but her stepmother doesn't want her children to know about Jane. The author also wrote "Peppermint Pig", "The Runaway Summer" and "Squib".
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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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