Author Nina Bawden Dies
Children's author Nina Bawden has died at the age of 87.
The writer passed away at her home in London on Wednesday (22Aug12). No further details about her death were available as WENN went to press.
Bawden's books included On the Run (1964), The Witch's Daughter (1966), and The Birds on the Trees (1970), but she was most famous for her 1973 novel Carrie's War, which was based on her experiences as a child evacuee to Wales during World War II.
Carrie's War has been turned into two Bbc Tv adaptations and was most recently performed as a 2009 stage show starring Prunella Scales, in London's West End .
Bawden was seriously injured in the infamous Potter's Bar train crash in England in 2002 and her husband Austen Kark was killed in the disaster.