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Up The Junction

(1963)
A collection of stories by

 
Nell Dunn's scenes of London life, as it was lived in the early Sixties in the industrial slums of Battersea, have few parallels in contemporary writing. The exuberant, uninhibited, disparate world she found in the tired old streets and under the railway arches is recaptured in these closely linked sketches; and the result is pure alchemy. In the space of 120 perfect pages, we witness clip-joint hustles, petty thieving, candid sexual encounters, casual birth and casual death. She has a superb gift for capturing colloquial speech and the characters observed in these pages convey that caustic, ironic, and compassionate feeling for life, in which a turn of phrase frequently contains startling flashes of poetry. Battersea, that teeming wasteland of brick south of the Thames, has found its poet in Nell Dunn and Up the Junction is her touchingly truthful and timeless testimonial to it.

 
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Used availability for Nell Dunn's Up The Junction


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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Up The Junction: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)
Author(s): Nell Dunn
ISBN: 1-84408-982-7 / 978-1-84408-982-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Up The Junction: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)
Author(s): Nell Dunn
ISBN: 0-86068-989-1 / 978-0-86068-989-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Up the Junction
Author(s): Nell Dunn
ISBN: 1-58243-066-7 / 978-1-58243-066-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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June 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Up the Junction (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nell Dunn
ISBN: 0-14-016205-4 / 978-0-14-016205-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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March 1973 : UK Paperback
Title: Up the Junction
Author(s): Nell Dunn
ISBN: 0-330-10743-7 / 978-0-330-10743-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Up The Junction: A Virago Modern Classic
Author(s): Nell Dunn
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Up The Junction: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC Book 37)
Author(s): Nell Dunn
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   



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