Nina Bawden, one of Britain's most distinguished novelists, both for adults and children, 'is a born story-teller' Independent
Elizabeth and Richard, 18 years married, have come to Morocco on holiday. As the adventures and disasters of their travels unfold, so too does Elizabeth's account of the desert her life has become. The author's book Circles of Deceit was shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize.
Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of Britain's best-loved writers for both adults and children. Several of her children's books - Carrie's War, a Phoenix Award winner;The Peppermint Pig, which won the Guardian Fiction Award; and Keeping Henry - have become contemporary classics. She wrote over forty novels, slightly more than half of which are for adults, and she was shortlisted for the 1987 Man Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. She received the prestigious S T Dupont Golden Pen Award for a lifetime's contribution to literature in 2004, and in 2010 The Birds on the Trees was shortlisted for the Lost Booker of 1970.