The Secret Passage

October 30, 2008|
The Secret Passage by Nina Bawden
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Lonely and forlorn after their mother''s death and their sudden arrival at Aunt Mabel''s seaside boarding-house, John, Mary and Ben Mallory are unimpressed with their new life in England. But there are wonderful surprises in store for them when they discover a secret way into the grand and empty house next door. Soon all sorts of unexpected events will unfold as the siblings encounter a whole host of eccentric characters and happenings. Completed in 1963, The Secret Passage is Nina Bawden''s first children''s novel and was written especially for her own three children after they had discovered a secret passage in the cellar of their house. It beautifully reflects her own inquisitive nature - as she herself has said: ''I was a keyhole child, fearsomely curious'' - wedded to her subtly innovative ability to empathise with the child''s view.
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 asCarrie''s War andThe Peppermint Pig, and has won the Guardian Fiction ...
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Title:The Secret Passage
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.55 in
Published:October 30, 2008
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780571244409

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