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Authors I Want To

One of my favourite forms of procrastinating is adding more and more books to my Waterstones wishlist. So much so, I have them split into categories. 369 more words



Last week, in honor of the Brooklyn Book Festival, the author, essayist and journalist, Jill Dearman, re-published some of her interviews with Brooklyn authors from recent years. 445 more words

"Book collecting is..."

“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.

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#292 Written on the Body

I’ve read a few Jeanette Winterson novels recently – this is the last one on the list and I think my favourite. In it, the narrator recounts and explores a number of her former relationships – I say “her” presumptuously because I don’t think that her gender is ever actually mentioned – and nor is her name. 365 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home.

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Jeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal

More than an autobiography

It was by some chance or other that I stumbled on Winterson’s Gut Symmetries a month or so ago. She is a marvellous writer – feisty, witty, ferociously intelligent, weaving words, character and narrative like a dream. 857 more words

Book Review

The Gap of Time  by Jeanette Winterson is a retelling of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, part of a series of contemporary retellings of Shakespeare by literary authors. 70 more words

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