Our Joy' - also called Blossom, Sunshine and Blondie by the men in her life - walks down Fulham Broadway carrying her week-old baby, Jonny. Twenty-two, with bleached hair, shoes too high and too big, she dreams about 'oh, loads of things - to have something, to be something'. Then her husband Tom is sent to prison for thieiving, leaving Joy and Jonny to move in with Auntie Emm. This is Joy's story: a pink-lipsticked, mini-skirted tale of life, love and young motherhood in the sixties.
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.