Category Archives: Jeanette Winterson

This week’s book haul

I bought Kerry Hudson‘s ‘Lowborn’ last week and I’m almost finished already. It is powerful book about growing up in some of the most poverty stricken areas of the country and about how it feels to escape that poverty, leaving … Continue reading

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Pant-wetting excitements

It is cold and dark and wet and Britain seems hell bent on self destruction so I’m going to try to cheer myself up my thinking about some of the literary treats we have in the months ahead. Lanny by … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

Firstly, a wonderful new collection of essays by the incomparable Camille Paglia. Since her arrival on the international stage in the early 1990s, Paglia has produced many, many thought provoking pieces, which educate, titillate, shock and entertain in equal measure. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Books 8

or, ‘You can (sometimes!) judge a book by its cover’ ‘Land’ by Antony Gormley, Clare Ricardson and Jeanette Winterson. Given Jeanette Winterson’s upbringing in a Pentacostal family, it seems strangely apt that this book should have an almost biblical quality … Continue reading

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Books on Books 3

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. They made funny noises that … Continue reading

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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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