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Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson, OBE (born 27 August 1959) is an award-winning English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values. Some of her other novels have explored... show more



Jeanette Winterson, OBE (born 27 August 1959) is an award-winning English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values. Some of her other novels have explored gender polarities and sexual identity. Winterson is also a broadcaster and a professor of creative writing. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Mariusz Kubik, http://www.mariuszkubik.pl [Attribution, GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: August 27, 1959
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Death by Book Avalanche
Death by Book Avalanche rated it 10 months ago
4 Stars ☆☆☆☆This book had me hooked right from the beginning and I really struggled to put it down. There were a couple reasons though why I felt I couldn't give it the full 5 stars. The book was quite short, which I didn't think would be a problem, but this meant that the story didn't go as deep as...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 1 year ago
Are we all living like this? Two lives, the ideal outer life and the inner imaginative life where we keep our secrets?Μια διάχυτη επιθυμία ρήξης με τις παραδοσιακές και λογικές αντιλήψεις, ένα έργο μεταμοντέρνων ιδεών περί των παραδοσιακών διαιρέσεων του χρόνου σε παρελθόν, παρόν και μέλλον, για τον...
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
The Gap of Time is Jeannette Winterson’s retelling (“cover version” in her words) of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. She says stories have only three possible endings: tragedy, comedy, or forgiveness (“Happily Ever After is just a coda to one of these endings,” according to Winterson). In this ve...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 2 years ago
Like most experimental stories, it took me a few days to decide if this one is terrible or brilliant. With experimental writing, there is always a fine line between “OMG this is awesome!” and “WTF is this?” Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is part autobiography, part essay, and part fairytale. These d...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
I should note that Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale has never been a favorite. I've always wanted Leo to die. Yeah, I know it's about forgiveness, but still.So, this is okay. There are parts of that are wonderful. Like where Leo is watching MiMi and co via webcam. His reaction is nothing but an attac...
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