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“What I’ve understood from my reading, and I’ve read a lot, is that there are only three possible endings, once you’ve got rid of the Hollywood falsity of a happy ending – and those three endings are revenge, tragedy and forgiveness.

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A series of fictional encounters with books.

‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’ by Jeanette Winterson

That afternoon I went to the library. I went the long way round, so as to miss the couples. 291 more words

Jeanette Winterson


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Twenty-six years after Oranges are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson wrote a memoir.  No claimed fiction this time: a pure memoir covering the years featured in… 392 more words

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The Diary of a Book Hoarder

So, I have a problem. It isn’t even an interesting kind of problem – to most people this would be a boring problem, a ‘haha-that-isn’t-even-a-real-problem’ problem. 1,459 more words


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

“Ah yes,” said my friend.  “Jeanette Winterson… remind me what her “thing” is?”

“Well,” I pondered.  “She’s gay, growing up in 1970s working class Lancashire.  449 more words

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