|By (author):||Winterson, Jeanette|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher:||Random House Canada UK Distribution|
|Size:||6.96in x 4.36in x 0.33in|
|From The Publisher*||VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. |
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|Biographical Note||Jeanette Winterson OBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn't work out.|
Discovering early the power of books she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on withher education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 27 years later she re-visited that material in the bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written 10 novels for adults, as well as children's books, non-fiction and screenplays. She writes regularly for the Guardian. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London.
She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.