Category Archives: Jeanette Winterson

First Love – Gwendoline Riley

At the start of Jeanette Winterson’s novel ‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’, the character  Jeanette says of her parents, ‘My father liked to watch the wrestling, my mother liked to wrestle; it didn’t matter what. She was in the … Continue reading

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The Psychometry of Tony Warren. Part One

‘Strictly speaking, psychometry is the occult power of divining the properties of things by mere contact. I do not recommend it as an alternative to reading but it is an exciting supplement’ Jeanette Winterson I love books. I love the … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul – post holiday special!

Back in dear old Blighty and you find me angry, sad and afraid following yesterday’s EU referendum result – but I’m not going to dwell on that here…maybe in a few days when things have sunk in a little. Some nice stuff … Continue reading

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