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Nell Dunn

(1936-), Novelist and playwright; daughter of Sir Philip Gordon Dunn, 2nd Bt

Sitter in 4 portraits
Breaking with her upper class upbringing, Dunn's move to the South London district of Battersea and factory work greatly inspired her writing. She came to prominence with her award-winning short stories Up The Junction (1963), adapted for television (1965) by Ken Loach and for cinema (1968). Her bestselling first novel Poor Cow was also adapted into film by Loach (1967).

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Nell Dunn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P869(11)

Nell Dunn

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, July 1954
NPG P869(11)

Nell Dunn, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1871

Nell Dunn

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 21 January 1982
NPG P1871

Nell Dunn, by Barry Marsden - NPG x39360

Nell Dunn

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1988
NPG x39360

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Lady Mary Sybil Dunn (née St Clair-Erskine); Serena (née Dunn), Baroness Rothschild; Nell Dunn

by Ursula Powys-Lybbe
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 18 May 1938
NPG x136487


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