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Book Description

London, MacGibbon & Kee, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good plus. 1st Edition. First edition first impression. Jacket lightly soiled on the rear white panel.
Dealer Notes
Up the Junction is a 1963 collection of short stories by Nell Dunn that depicts contemporary life in the industrial slums of Battersea and Clapham Junction.

The book uses colloquial speech, and its portrayal of petty thieving, sexual encounters, births, deaths and back-street abortion provided a view of life that was previously unrecognised by many people. The book won the 1963 John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize.
Up the Junction was subject to the 1968 British film directed by Peter Collinson and starring Dennis Waterman, Suzy Kendall, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman and Liz Fraser. The film's soundtrack was made by Manfred Mann. The film followed Ken Loach's BBC TV adaptation of 1965, but returned to the original book. It generated less controversy and impact than the Loach version.
Author Nell Dunn
Date 1963
Binding Cloth
Publisher McGibbon & Kee
Illustrator N/A
Pages 110

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