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Jeanette Winterson

Biography

Jeanette Winterson

Born in Manchester in 1959 and adopted into a firmly religious family, Jeanette Winterson  studied at Oxford University. Her first novel, ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT was published in 1985 to tremendous acclaim, and she later adapted it for television. Since then she has written numerous novels, including SEXING THE CHERRY, THE PASSION and WRITTEN ON THE BODY, and a memoir, WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL?. She has won several prizes including the Whitbread Prize, and the Prix d'argent at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jeanette Winterson

Books by Jeanette Winterson

by Jeanette Winterson - Fiction, Gothic Horror, Historical Fiction, Horror

Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Forest. A gathering of 13 is interrupted by local magistrate Roger Nowell. Is this a coven or a helpless group of women trying to save their family from the stake? Two already stand accused of witchcraft. The wealthy, respected Alice Nutter tries to defend them, haunted by her own past entanglement with magick. She doesn't believe in the Devil, but as she fights for justice, her life is endangered by forces visible and invisible.

by Jeanette Winterson - Memoir, Nonfiction

WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL? is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It's a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about growing up in an north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the Universe as Cosmic Dustbin.