Humbug by Nina Bawden

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While her parents are away on a business trip, Cora goes to stay with the next-door neighbors and is tormented by mean-spirited and deceitful Angelica, but she receives unexpected support from Angelica's elderly grandmother.
 

About Nina Bawden

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Nina Bawden is foremost among twentieth-century writers of fiction for children. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly wrote: "I'll come right out and say it. For my money, Miss Bawden can so no wrong. Her stories area a perfect blend of humor and suspense, and that's a blend difficult to achieve." Ms. Bawden was born in London, England, and lived there until she was evacuated with her school during the Blitz in World War II. She later attended Somerville College, Oxford. She and her husband, Austin Kark, live in London, except in the spring and summer, when they go to their home in Nauplion, Greece.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Chivers. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Fortunately, Sunday's mother, ``Ma Potter,'' a retired headmistress in failing health who is virtually captive in the household, befriends Cora, sharing her books and her philosophy on dealing with posturing and untruths: ``I.G.N.O.R.E.'' what can't be helped, especially when it's ``humbug.'' Sti...

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A victim of adult convenience, eight-year-old Cora is temporarily boarded with a very unpleasant girl named Angelica and her equally disagreeable mother, ``Aunt Sunday.'' The only saving grace is the

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Two novels from a British writer are both poignant and chilling, with spot-on characterizations.

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A victim of adult convenience, eight-year-old Cora is temporarily boarded with a very unpleasant girl named Angelica and her equally disagreeable mother, ``Aunt Sunday.'' The only saving grace is the bond she forms with another unhappy boarder, Sunday's invalid mother, Ma Potter.

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