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Poor Cow: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC Book 38) [Kindle Edition]

Nell Dunn
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Joy - also called Blossom, Sunshine and Blondie by the men in her life - walks down Fulham Broadway carrying her week-old baby, Jonny. She is twenty-one, with bleached hair, high suede shoes, and a head full of dreams. Her husband Tom is a thief and on the proceeds of a job they move to a luxury flat - 'the world was our oyster and we chose Ruislip'. Then Tom is sent to prison, leaving Joy and Jonny to move in with Auntie Emm. This is Joy's story: an exuberant, pink-lipsticked, tale of London life, love and young motherhood in the sixties...

About the Author

Nell Dunn was born in 1936 and convent-educated up to the age of fourteen. Her first book of short stories, UP THE JUNCTION, was published in 1963 bringing her immediate recognition. She has three sons and lives in London and Wiltshire.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (1 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CBFPRQE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #165,740 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A tale from the sixties 25 Feb 2003
By Dori
Format:Paperback
This is a slight, sparsely written novel about a young woman living in London in the swinging sixties. Joy's life is hard, she's not too bright, not terribly moral, and yet we come to care about her and wish her well. Perhaps it's her longing for a better life and the real love she has for her child that are her redeeming qualities. This novel is as much a portrait of a time and place as much as a character study. We finish the story knowing life in sixties London as much as we know Joy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a bleak honest yet funny novel 17 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
An excellent Read...Joy has a hard life yet makes the best of it.. we hear her in her own words and through narrative in a blisteringly honest portrayal of a life unable to afford the luxury of choice...The day after I finished this book I went out and got the sequel from the Library
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars But, 13 April 2013
By VR
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Nell Dunn's Up the Junction is much better and closer to that very special working class London feeling that could be found almost all along old days southbank.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Poor Cow Indeed! 4 April 2014
By Jo.T
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An insight into life in the 60's east end. Charmingly written, and depicts really well life during those times for an East End lass.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Poor Cow 23 Dec 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A good book in and in good condition. It is a book group read so wasn't too concerned about condition
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