[BOOKS] ✬ Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit By Jeanette Winterson – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk

[BOOKS] ✬ Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit  By Jeanette Winterson – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  • Jeanette Winterson
  • English
  • 05 March 2019

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit This Startling Novel Describes The Adolescence Of A Ferociously Bright And Rebellious Orphan Adopted Into A Pentecostal Household In The Dour, Industrial Midlands And Her Coming To Terms With Her Unorthodox Sexuality.


About the Author: Jeanette Winterson

Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 She was adopted and brought up in Accrington, Lancashire, in the north of England Her strict Pentecostal Evangelist upbringing provides the background to her acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, published in 1985 She graduated from St Catherine s College, Oxford, and moved to London where she worked as an assi Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 She was adopted and brought up in Accrington, Lancashire, in the north of England Her strict Pentecostal Evangelist upbringing provides the background to her acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, published in 1985 She graduated from St Catherine s College, Oxford, and moved to London where she worked as an assistant editor at Pandora Press.One of the most original voices in British fiction to emerge during the 1980s, Jeanette Winterson was named as one of the 20 Best of Young British Writers in a promotion run jointly between the literary magazine Granta and the Book Marketing Council Her novels include Boating for Beginners 1985 , published shortly after Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and described by the author as a comic book with pictures The Passion 1987 , twin narratives following the adventures of the web footed daughter of a Venetian gondolier and Napoleon s chicken chef Sexing the Cherry 1989 , an invented world set during the English Civil War featuring the fabulous Dog Woman and the orphan she raises and three books exploring triangular relationships, gender and formal experimentation Written on the Body 1992 , Art and Lies 1994 and Gut Symmetries 1997 She is also the author of a collection of short stories, The World and Other Places 1998 , and a book of essays about art and culture, Art Objects, published in 1995 Her novel The PowerBook 2000 she adapted for the National Theatre in 2002 Jeanette Winterson s work is published in 28 countries Her latest novel is The Battle of the Sun 2009 She has also edited Midsummer Nights 2009 , a collection of stories inspired by opera, by contemporary writers, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Glyndebourne Festival of Opera She adapted Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit for BBC television in 1990, and also wrote Great Moments in Aviation, a television screenplay directed by Beeban Kidron for BBC2 in 1994 She is also editor of a series of new editions of novels by Virginia Woolf published in the UK by Vintage She is a regular contributor of reviews and articles to many newspapers and journals and has a regular column published in The Guardian Her radio drama includes the play Text Message, broadcast by BBC Radio in November 2001 The King of Capri 2003 and Tanglewreck 2006 are children s stories Lighthousekeeping 2004 , centres on the orphaned heroine Silver, taken in by the keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, Mr Pew, whose stories of love and loss, passion and longing, are interwoven in the narrative Her most recent book is The Battle of the Sun 2009 Jeanette Winterson lives in Gloucestershire and London In 2006, she was awarded an OBE


10 thoughts on “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

  1. says:

    favorite excerpts I miss God I miss the company of someone utterly loyal I still don t think of God as my betrayer The servants of God, yes, but servants by their very nature betray I miss God who was my friend I don t even know if God exists, but I do know that if God is your emotional role model, very few human relationships will match up to it As it is, I can t settle, I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and know that love is as strong as death, and be on my sid favorite excerpts I miss God I miss the compa...

  2. says:

    I tried to write this review eight minutes before I was supposed to go to work I did not meet the deadline I only mention this so I can make sure you know what quality shit you re getting when you shop here My reviews occasionally take longer than eight minutes to compose.Though much, much better than my miserable first experience with Winterson, I am still unsure about her after reading this, still plagued by minor annoyances As with that other one, this book is riddled with what it seems t I tried to write this review eight minutes before I was supposed to go to work I did not meet the deadline I only ...

  3. says:

    Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is a compelling novel about a young woman dealing with the pressures of conformity in a world that demands she be something she is not Jeanette is gay The world she has known, the world of the church, shuns such behaviour She was raised to be a missionary by her extremely controlling and zealous mother Her path was laid out before her And Jeanette was relatively obedient to begin with She was ready to accept this life of servitude to God She didn t know any Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is a compelling novel about a young woman dealing with the pressures of conformity in a world that demands she be something she is not Jeanette is gay The world she has known, the world of the church, shuns such behaviour She was raised to be a missionary by her extremely controlling and zealous mother Her path was laid out before her And Jeanette was relatively obedient to begin with She was ready to accept this life of servitude to God She didn t know any different it s the only path she believed was open to her She didn t look outside it But life isn t as simple as that One day she meets someo...

  4. says:

    I seriously had no idea that this year I would read 2 lesbian books 4 gay ones The Line of Beauty, The Mad Man, On the Road, of course let us not forget The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn It s an obscure genre, if you ask me Tipping the Velvet was disappointingly bland, although racy in parts and historically accura...

  5. says:

    A delicious fruit bowl.Funny, clever, poetic, quirky, creative well written bittersweet story Jeannette s innocence was so realher heart pure A terrific inspiring small book Amazing how humor and witty charm can transform sensitive situations Thanks Cecily

  6. says:

    A quirky and warm hearted tale of a girl, Jeanette, growing up in an evangelical household in England with a goal for her to become a missionary She is well behaved, a true believer comfortable with this goal She feels love from her mother, with a lively relationship often lifted with humor and a sense of virtue from righteous community minded spirit Anyone who strays from the path of virtue can find forgiveness for succumbing to temptations of the Devil Her mother works as an administrative A quirky and warm hearted tale of a girl, Jeanette, growing up in an evangelical household in England with a goal for her to become a missionary She is well behaved, a true believer comfortable with this goal She feels love from her mother, with a lively relationship often lifted with humor and a sen...

  7. says:

    When I was a child, I had found a pair of gloves in the middle of the street in my cul de sac They were black and worn with a little embroidered heart at each wrist I slipped them on and flexed my fingers, amazed at how nicely they fit I took them home and put them in my sock drawer, only taking them out on Thursdays for my bike ride down the street to piano lessons.This book is exactly like those gloves I found this book while on a field trip for pre college English class, crammed in backwa When I was a...

  8. says:

    Thinly veiled memoir of the author s youth growing up with a religous nutter of a mother and a father whose character was subsumed entirely by his monster of a wife s.I don t know why some girls become lesbians, presumably most are just made that way, but I do think some become that way through choice In the book its almost as if there was one thing calculated to offend the mother and the entire community of zealots as a mortal sin, but not offend anyone else in the world, the only possible reb Thinly veiled memoir of the author s youth growing up with a religous nutter of a mother and a father whose character was subsumed entirely by his monster of a wife s.I don t know why some girls become lesbians, presumably most are just made that way, but I do think some become that way through choice In the book its almost as if there was one thing calculated to offend the mother and the entire community of zealots as a mortal sin, but not offend anyone else in the world, the only p...

  9. says:

    Rating 5 of fiveThe Book Description Jeanette, the protagonist of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and the author s namesake, has issues unnatural ones her adopted mam thinks she s the Chosen one from God she s beginning to fancy girls and an orange demon keeps popping into her psyche Already Jeanette Winterson s semi autobiographical first novel is not your typical coming of age tale Brought up in a working class Pentecostal family, up North, Jeanette follows the path her Mam ...

  10. says:

    4.5 Read and reviewed February 9, 2017 UPDATE I listened to an absolutely delightful 2016 podcast of Richard Fidler s conversation with Winterson where she openly discusses her childhood, family, and upbringing There seems to be no bitterness, rather a lot of humour and understanding Have a listen I love hearing her talk anyway It s here book of fiction won the Whitbread Award now the Costa for first novel, but it appears to be an autob 4.5 Read and reviewed February 9, 2017 UPDATE I listened to an absolutely delightful 2016 podcast of Richard Fidler s conversation with Winterson where she openly discusses her childhood, family, and upbringing There seems to be no bitterness, rather a lot of humour and understanding Have a listen I love hearing her talk anyway It s here book of fiction won the Whitbread Award now the Costa for first novel, but it appears to be an autobiographical memoir, judging by what the author has described at other times of her family and her growing up.Jeanette same name is adopted almost kidnapped, it would seem by Pentecostal evangelist parents and taught how to read from the Bible By that, I mean she learns her reading using that book, and she also learns how to read and preach from the Bible...

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