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Jeanette Winterson

On more than one occasion I have been ready to abandon my whole life for love. To alter everything that makes sense to me and to move into a different world where the only known will be the beloved. 117 more words

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Jeanette Winterson - Gut Symmetries

Wonderland, Divinity and the Stars

It feels a bit of a challenge to review Jeanette Winterson’s wondrous 1997 novel Gut Symmetries. And that is Gut, not as intestinal, by the way, as I quickly discovered but as in Grand Unified Theory, which Wiki gives as : a model in particle physics in which at high energy, the three gauge interactions of the Standard Model which define the electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions or forces, are merged into one single force. 552 more words

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Shakespeare September Twitter Book Club

Welcome to Shakespeare September!

2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and we are marking the occasion with a special edition of our Twitter Book Club. 200 more words

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I shall not be afraid anymore (of buying books)

I’ve just had a flash of literary kinsmanship, a true moment of realisation that I owe to the wonderful Jeanette Winterson, and which will probably reveal itself to be very dangerous for the state of my finances and bookshelves, but here it is: 315 more words

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Sometimes I get sappy over writers writing about writing.

“Read yourself as a fiction as well as a fact.”

Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Where The Poet Things Are, Part 1

Anyone following me on Twitter during the month of February, would have seen me building poems from existing texts using the cut up method.The poems were cut from Calvino’s “Six Memos for the New Millennium”, glued to rice paper and origami squares then mounted on re-purposed cardboard. 279 more words