Monday, August 29, 2011

Up the Junction

I like to collect 1960's kitchen sink novels and films if I can get my hands on them (it is a lot easier in the UK).

I think I have mentioned before that I love these stories, they might be depressing to some but to me it was a great era of literature and cinema that was a change from the portrayal of unrealistic lives people had no connection to.

This is one of my favourite covers and inside illustrations: Up the Junction.

The film isn't as gritty as others of the genre but still an interesting portrayal of a wealthy girl who wants to live 'like the other half' on the other side of the Thames in Battersea.

image sourced from Sir Lord Thomas blog

I'll post about others in my collection soon, I don't have many but I'm always on the look out.

P.S. I have been out of action for a while on the blog front. Life has been pretty busy lately and last week I had a tooth out!! AArrrrr the thought of it makes my arms go wobbly, and now on top of that I have a cold, lets hope life returns to health and relative harmony...I haven't stopped purchasing dresses so I'll post soon about them.

I hope those of you who stop by and read my blog are well.