James Plunkett

James Plunkett was the pen name of James Plunkett Kelly, an Irish writer and broadcaster known for his social commentary and exploration of social injustice in Ireland. He was born on May 21, 1920, in Dublin, Ireland, and passed away on May 28, 2003. Plunkett is best remembered for his novel 'Strumpet City,' which depicts the lives of a range of characters from different backgrounds during the Dublin Lock-out in 1913, a major industrial dispute led by trade unionist Jim Larkin. His works often reflect the political and social issues of his time.


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  1. 1. Strumpet City

    "Strumpet City" is a historical novel set in Dublin, Ireland, during the 1913 Dublin Lockout. The narrative follows a diverse group of characters from different social classes as they navigate the struggles and hardships of life during this tumultuous time. The book vividly depicts the poverty, exploitation, and political unrest of the era, offering a rich and detailed portrait of Dublin and its people in the early 20th century.