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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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Emerjas
Emerjas rated it 6 months ago
The book jumped between the past and present. The past focused on when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. The present had Ron Lord, a sexbot salesman who believed sexbots were the answer to many of humanity's problems; Ry Shelley, a transgender non-binary doctor; Dr. Victor Stein, a professor who was ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 months ago
LEONTES Is whispering nothing? Is leaning cheek to cheek? Is meeting noses? Kissing with inside lip? Stopping the career Of laughter with a sigh?—a note infallible Of breaking honesty. Horsing foot on foot? Skulking in corners? Wishing clocks more swift, Hours minutes, noon midnight? And all ...
Death by Book Avalanche
Death by Book Avalanche rated it 2 years 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 3 years 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...
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