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Nina Bawden
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25 Mar 2004 Puffin Story Books
Since nobody knows Alex's birthday (he was found abandoned, at the age of 5 months next to Cleopatra's Needle on the Embankment), he celebrates his finding day every year. On his eleventh finding day, Alex's gran takes him to visit old Mrs Angel, her neighbour, who gives him a photo of a girl in an old photograph frame. The girl in the photo, Mrs Angel's daughter who disappeared years ago, looks a bit like Alex. When Mrs Angel dies a few days later, it is discovered that she has left a fortune to Alex. Mrs Angel's nephew, her only relative and an extremely nasty man, is furious. Soon the local papers get hold of the story and Alex's family is pestered by reporters. Eventually Alex can't bear to see his mother so upset and, feeling it's all his fault, he runs away. After an adventures which becomes frightening, Alex is reunited and everything is sorted out.


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (25 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140320237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140320237
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 907,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow 7 Jan 2014
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I love this book, Nina has done it again the story of a 11 year old boy and his finding. Will they ever find Mrs Angels daughter. When left with thousands of pounds by a distant friend of his,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 8 May 2013
By Clare
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I would definately recommend this book. Nina Bawden writes excellent older children's books. I read this when i was smaller and loved it!
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