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Nina Bawden , Faith Jaques
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27 Nov 2003
Evacuated from London to Wales during the Second World War, Carrie and her brother are sent to live with the very strict Mr Evans. But in trying to heal the breach between Mr Evans and his sister, Carrie does the worst thing she ever did in her life.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Television tie-in edition edition (27 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141317094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141317090
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I doubt that anything will beat this traditional page-to-stage adaptation for ceaselessly involving telling of a cracking story." Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Nina Bawden is one of today's best writers for both adults and children. she has often used her own childhood experiences in her books - Carrie's War is set in the mining valley in Wales where she lived as an evacuee in wartime. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at Somerville College, Oxford and finished her first novel the year after she took her degree. She won the Guardian Award for Children's Fiction for The Peppermint Pig. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 6 Dec 2013
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I first listened to this book when I was 10, dyslexic and pretending to actually read along. I am 26 now and still love this book. This book is a joy to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie's War 9 April 2014
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I liked this book because it`s in two different worlds, one When Carrie was a teenager and one When her children went to her old friends house.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A children's classic 22 Feb 2002
By A Customer
I first read Carrie's War after it was published in the early '70's when I was about 10. I loved it and remember watching the TV dramatisation of it also which really mirrored the book. I am just discovering the book again after nearly 30 years and have bought it in England for my son as I have not been able to find it in America.
Nina Bawden really depicts what life was like for some WWII evacuees. The characters are unforgettable and the story is original and heartwarming. A must-read for every child.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful war-time drama... 3 Oct 2004
By A Customer
When first picking up this book, one often wonders whether it'll be alike some other books set in the time of war- bouncing bombs and explosions, ration books and evacuees- but it definately stands out in the crowd.
In it, we follow the intrepid Carrie and her brother Nick, evacuated to Wales until the war subsides as they are from London. As we turn these exciting pages, we meet many a wonderful character. The exciting Hepzibah Green and Mr Jonny, Albert, Mr Evans and Auntie Lou all make this piece of script a beautiful read of twists and turns that never end. It's well worth a look- better than most.
Age 12
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 8 July 2014
By Blan
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I am only disappointed that I never saw the TV version of "Carrie's War" so I could compare it with the book. I wanted to read something by Nina Bawden, as she died last year and was in the terrible Potters Bar train crash that killed her husband and seriously hurt her. I had read some books by her as a child. I loved the story and how it unfolds and my granddaughters had both read it, I discovered, and loved it too, so it appeals to all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Carries war 22 May 2014
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Carries war was a lovely book. My favourite character was definitely Mr Evans because he was always so grumpy and I loved the the way the book was written.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 13 Mar 2014
By claired
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Bought for course work to compare evacuation stories. Good book but takes a while for the story to build. Worth a read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Going to read it
I haven't read this book YET, it sounds really good and interesting so if you haven't raed this book yet maybe it'll be worth reading (i think so)
Published 2 months ago by Roger
4.0 out of 5 stars Carries War by Nina Bawden
Saw it was on stage and decided I would like to read it. I am rather old to be reading this book but enjoyed is a period I enjoy reading about.
Published 3 months ago by Joanna Sleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remember it
I loved this book as a child and I decided to read it again so ordered it from Amazon. It arrived quickly with no problems at all. It is as good as I remember it as a child. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Miss J.M.Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book.
A good, thoughtfully written book. It kept me engrossed, and brought back memories of the Second World War when I was a child myself.
Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Carries war is awseme
This is a awseme book with lots of characters I would recemed this book to you I spent a long time at school reading this.
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Published 5 months ago by Rach
5.0 out of 5 stars really good
you have to have certain knowloge to unsturstand this book im writing this because i think your children should start reading this book(they will love it)
Published 6 months ago by Irena V. Stanwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
Enjoyed the story, a good one to listen to WITH an older primary school child, which I read myself many years ago.
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