Nell Dunn

Nell Dunn is a British author known for her works that often explore the lives of working-class women. She gained recognition with her first book 'Up the Junction', which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and her play 'Steaming' was also successful. Her writing is characterized by its vivid portrayal of the gritty reality of life in the poorer parts of London.


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  1. 1. Poor Cow

    "Poor Cow" is a novel that follows the life of Joy, a young woman living in London who struggles with poverty and the challenges of being a single mother. The narrative explores the harsh realities of working-class life in the 1960s, highlighting Joy's relationships with men, her dreams of a better life, her resilience in the face of adversity, and her love for her son. The novel offers a gritty, realistic portrayal of the struggles faced by women in a society marked by gender inequality and class disparities.