Nina Bawden Collection

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      GB 1840 NB
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  • Physical Description
      3 archive boxes + 65 books

Scope and Content

Drafts, correspondence and pre- and post-publication material relating to five of Nina Bawden's published titles for children. The collection includes typescript drafts of 'Granny the Pag', 'The Real Plato Jones' and 'St Francis of Assisi'; files of correspondence, contracts and publicity material relating to 'Granny the Pag', 'The Real Plato Jones', 'Carrie's War' & 'The Peppermint Pig'; and recordings of audio and video dramatisations of 'Carrie's War' and 'The Peppermint Pig'. The collection also contains selected copies of printed books, including UK first editions of Nina Bawden's books for children, a copy of her autobiography and representative foreign editions of 'Granny the Pag', 'The Real Plato Jones', 'Carrie's War' and 'The Peppermint Pig'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Nina Bawden during the course of her career as a children's writer.


Original material has been sorted into files and series according to title and publication date, with general publicity material filed separately. Copies of printed books form a separate series on their own.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by Nina Bawden in May 2005.

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