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"Unforgettable... It's the best book I have ever read about the cost of growing up." -- Daisy Goodwin Sunday Times "A searingly felt and expressed autobiography...Funny and profoundly hopeful - a tale of survival" -- Kate Hamer Metro "This book is good, sensible, beautiful company... Try this" -- A.L. Kennedy Week "Vivid, unpredictable, and sometimes mind-rattling memoir... This book... which had been funny enough to make me laugh out loud more times than is advisable on the No 12 bus - turns into something raw and unnerving" -- Julie Myerson Observer "This is certainly the most moving book of Winterson's I have ever read... but it wriggles with humour... At one point I was crying so much I had tears in my ears. There is much here that is impressive, but what I find most unusual about it is the way it deepens one's sympathy, for everyone involved" -- Zoe Williams Guardian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Born in Manchester in 1959 and adopted into a family of Pentecostal evangelists, Jeanette Winterson studied at Oxford University. Her debut novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was selected by Michael Cunningham as one of the Good Men Project’s Best LGBT Books of All Time. Her other books include Sexing the Cherry and The Passion. Jeanette has won several prizes including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
This was a choice for my book club and I loved it. Her writing is engaging and the story fascinating. I will be reading other books by Winterson.Published 16 months ago by tasse geldart
Read one life-loving woman's account of her horrendous childhood, how she dealt with it. Jeanette ultimately wouldn't let a severely dysfunctional upbringing extinguish her joie... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Caroline Sanderson
I had read "Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit" years ago in my early twenties and I felt rather so-so about it, but the book popped back into my head again recently and I picked up... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2012 by Julia