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Books by Jeanette Winterson

  • Frankissstein

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: BXJJC
    Hardback
    From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryonics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead... but waiting to return to life. But the scene is set in 1816, when nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating a non-biological life-form. `Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.' What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realise. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.
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  • Gap of Time

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AUGDD
    Paperback
    "A shining delight of a novel". (New York Times). "Clever and beautiful...it soars". (Financial Times). A baby girl is abandoned, banished from London to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia. Her father has been driven mad by jealousy, her mother to exile by grief. Seventeen years later, Perdita doesn't know a lot about who she is or where she's come from - but she's about to find out. Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare's original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness, a story that shows that whatever is lost shall be found. "Emotionally wrought and profoundly intelligent...A supremely clever, compelling and emotionally affecting novel that deserves multiple readings to appreciate its many layers". (Mail on Sunday). "There are passages here so concisely beautiful they give you goosebumps". (Observer). "Pulsates with such authenticity and imaginative generosity that I defy you not to engage with it". (Independent).
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  • The Daylight Gate

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AGECA
    Paperback
    Good Friday 1612. Pendle Hill. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by a local magistrate. Is it a witches' Sabbat? In Lancaster Castle two notorious witches await trial and certain death, while the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter rides to their defence. Elsewhere a starved child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter makes his way from France to a place he believes will offer him sanctuary. But will it? And how safe can anyone be in Witch Country?
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  • Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: BSXIW
    Hardback
    Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere is a timely and inspiring call to arms by one of Britain's most acclaimed and important writers. Whilst recognising how far women have come in the hundred years since getting the vote, Jeanette Winterson also insists that we must all do much more if we are to achieve true gender equality. Examining recent women's rights movements, the worlds of politics, technology and social media and changes in the law, Winterson calls out all the ways in which women still face discrimination and disadvantage. Like the women who won the right to vote, we need to shout up, reach out, be courageous and finish the job. Also included in this volume is Emmeline Pankhurst's landmark Suffragette speech, 'Freedom or Death', which she delivered in 1913.
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  • Midsummer Nights

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: BWIMR
    Paperback
    With Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Alexander McCall Smith, Andrew O'Hagan, Kate Mosse, Andrew Motion, Colm Toibin, Joanna Trollope, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson & more In this stunning collection, the best and brightest writers working today reimagine familiar stories from the greatest operas. Don Giovanni's ghost haunts a young boy, Fidelio meets Porgy and Bess and two hapless men stage a Mozartian love test. Long-lost loves enter the dating game and undying witches finally get grey hairs. Funny, macabre or irreverent, these stories are charming for any opera lover and a beguiling collection in their own right.
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  • Christmas Days

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: BSVTF
    Paperback
    A Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year `Winterson's winter tales unfailingly succeed in their endeavor to leave you aglow' - Guardian For years Jeanette Winterson has written a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny, and bold tales, along with twelve delicious recipes for the twelve days of Christmas.
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  • Love

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: BCXJM
    Paperback
    VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. Also in the Vintage Minis series: Desire by Haruki Murakami Babies by Anne Enright Depression by William Styron Race by Toni Morrison
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  • The World and Other Places

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: ATOXG
    Paperback
    In this, her first collection of short stories, Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. In prose that is full of imagery and word-play, she creates physical and psychological worlds that are at once familiar and yet shockingly strange.
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  • Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AKYCP
    Paperback 12 years +
    This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author.
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  • Sexing the Cherry

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AKXYR
    Paperback
    Sexing the Cherry celebrates the power of the imagination as it playfully juggles with our perception of history and reality. It is a story about love and sex; lies and truths; and twelve dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands. It comes with a new introduction by the author.
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  • Written on the Body

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AKXYM
    Paperback
    Written on the Body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like braille. I like to keep my body rolled away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, tell the whole story. I didn't know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book.
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  • The Powerbook

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AKXVY
    Paperback
    The PowerBook is twenty-first century fiction that uses past, present and future as shifting dimensions of a multiple reality. The story is simple. An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price to pay.
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  • The Passion

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AKXVX
    Paperback
    Henri had a passion for Napoleon and Napoleon had a passion for chicken. From Boulogne to Moscow Henri butchered for his Emperor and never killed a single man. Meanwhile, in Venice, the city of chance and disguises, Villanelle was born with the webbed feet of her boatman father - but in the casinos she gambled her heart and lost. As the soldier-chef's love for Napoleon turns to hate he finds the Venetian beauty, and together they flee to the canals of darkness.
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  • Art & Lies

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AKXVW
    Paperback
    'There is no such thing as autobiography, there is only art and lies'. Set in a London of the near future, its three principal characters, Handel, Picasso and Sappho, separately flee the city and find themselves on the same train, drawn to one another through the curious agency of a book. Stories within stories take us through the unlikely love-affairs of one Doll Sneerpiece, an 18th century bawd, and into the world of painful beauty where language has the power to heal. Art & Lies is a question and a quest: How shall I live?
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  • The Forward Book of Poetry

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AHUES
    Paperback
    The Forward Book of Poetry showcases the best of contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2013's hotly contested Forward Poetry Prizes. The anthology - the 22nd of its kind - is introduced by Jeanette Winterson. If you buy only one poetry book this year, this deserves to be it.
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  • Gut Symmetries

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AGJLC
    Paperback
    Alice is a British physicist on her way to a research job at The Institute for Advanced Studies, New Jersey. Travelling across the Atlantic on board the QE2 she meets Jove, short for Giovanni, one of the most respected quantum physicists in the world and a confirmed lothario. Their affair quickly becomes complicated when Alice falls for Jove's wife, Stella. Alongside this love triangle are the stories of previous generations. Stella's parents - one German, one Jewish - who fled Nazi Germany together. Alice's parents - her father a working class boy made good from the dockyards of Liverpool, her mother, an Irish beauty - and Alice's grandmother; Bible-fearing, tough, still going out to work in her nineties, a kind of mythological creature, a worker of small miracles. A celebration of the human heart in all its frailty, confusion and excess, Gut Symmetries, explores parallel lives, loves and universes.
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  • Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: AECUZ
    Paperback
    In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival. This book is that story's the silent twin. It is full of hurt and humour and a fierce love of life. It is about the pursuit of happiness, about lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true.
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  • Lighthousekeeping

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: ADEIL
    Paperback
    From one of Britain's best-loved literary novelists comes a magical, lyrical tale of the young orphan Silver, taken in by the ancient lighthousekeeper Mr. Pew, who reveals to her a world of myth and mystery through the art of storytelling. Motherless and anchorless, Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr. Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse. Pew tells Silver ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of the slippages that occur throughout every life. One life, Babel Dark's, a nineteenth-century clergyman, opens like a map that Silver must follow, and the intertwining of myth and reality, of storytelling and experience, lead her through her own particular darkness. A story of mutability, talking birds and stolen books, of Darwin and Stevenson and of the Jekyll and Hyde in all of us, Lighthousekeeping is a way into the most secret recesses of our own hearts and minds. Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation, and this shows her at her lyrical best.
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  • The Stone Gods

    Jeanette Winterson

    Product Code: ADCNV
    Paperback
    On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet - pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. And off the air, Billie and Spike are falling in love. What will happen when their story combines with the world's story, as they whirl towards Planet Blue, into the future? Will they - and we - ever find a safe landing place?
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