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"Love makes the world go round. Love is blind. All you need is love. Nobody ever died of a broken heart. You’ll get over it. It’ll be different when we’re married. Think of the children. Time’s a great healer. It's the cliches that cause the trouble."

-Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

What is in a cliche? What makes a line a cliche? Why do treasured phrases turn into cliches?
These overused, overworked, overplayed phrases get thrown at us like sand in a sandstorm. 261 more words

The Daylight Gate

This week’s read was Jeanette Winterson’s The Daylight Gate. This novel tells the story of Lancashire, a town in 1600s England that is plagued by witches and evil deeds. 539 more words

Book Review

Feminist poem

Ali Smith, a Scottish poet, released her new novel, How to be both, in September. The reason it is incredible masterpiece is because Ali Smith belongs to a lineage of women who are poets but who write prose. 144 more words


On Being Freshly Pressed, A Phone Call and Such Happiness

Last night I cried quietly over the phone as many things came to my mind. I was crying out of joy. I was crying for the person I was and who I became and the tortuous road that lay in between. 1,195 more words

Random Rumblings

Jeanette Winterson's Manchester

Here’s one for lovers of social history, Manchester, Jeanette Winterson or possibly all of the above. Five short programmes on BBC radio 4 in which Winterson states her case for Manchester being “One of the most important cities the world has ever seen” From the first century Brigantes to mathematician Alan Turing Manchester offers a fascinating tale. 20 more words


Written on the Body: 2/5

Title: Written on the Body
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Pages: 190
Time taken to read: 5 days
Rating: 2/5

I should start by saying I didn’t choose to read this book, it was assigned to me for a class called “contemporary British literature”. 341 more words

Book Review

The Sexual Orientation Spectrum

In Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette’s mother tries to protect her from the evil and “unnatural passions” that exist in their town, especially those that deal with gender and sexuality. 358 more words