Book review : Up the Junction

Up the JunctionUp the Junction by Nell Dunn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Up The Junction is a book by Nell Dunn, which shocked the reading public when it was originally published in the early nineteen sixties due to its frank depiction of life for young women in south London at the time, and the adventures they get involved in.

It seems rather tame when compared to modern stories but if you view it in the context of its original time then is actually quite shocking, and you can see what all the uproar and the furore was about.

It is more of a group of stories than a story with a beginning, middle and an end. I thought that the book was okay, and was a fairly interesting read but it didn’t strike me as being all that remarkable and special, rather just an interesting set of stories with some interesting and colourful characters.

For me, though, I would have to say that the television, and the film versions, of this are much better, but that the book is worth a look at all the same.

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