Nell Dunn interviewed ten grandmothers, all from different social backgrounds, and talked to them about what it feels like to be a grandmother and what it felt like to be a grandchild. The interviewees range from Ursula, who lives in a country house, to Joy, who lives on a council estate. The author also wrote "Up the Junction", a collection of short stories set in South London. It won the John Llewelyn Rhys Award and was filmed for TV and cinema. Her novel "Poor Cow" was made into a film directed by Ken Loach. She also wrote the play "Steaming".
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