In My Own Time: Almost an Autobiography
Nina Bawden's career spans 20 adult novels and 17 for children. Here, and in simple vignettes she takes the reader through her life, revealing the inspirations of many of her books. It describes her childhood evacuation to Suffolk and Wales, and her years at Oxford, where she met Richard Burton and Margaret Thatcher. And, she gives an account of her oldest son, Niki, who was diagnosed schizophrenic.