Bawden's publisher, Lennie Goodings of Virago Press, said she was "a gently fierce, clever, elegant, wickedly funny woman."
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"She wrote slim books, but they were powerful and extraordinarily acute observations about what makes us human," Goodings said. "I think she was especially good on what goes on behind the facade of good behavior."
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