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Written on the Body

Written on the Body

Author: Jeanette Winterson
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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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'This book is a deep, sensual plunge, a worship of the body, inside and out' The Times

Author description

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 with her 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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099598275
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : September 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Jeanette Winterson
  • : 823.92
  • : 192