Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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  • Paperback
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1985
ISBN 9780863580420

£375.00

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems 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.

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Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson OBE CBE is an English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values. Some of her other novels have explored gender polarities and sexual identity, with later novels also exploring the relationship between humans and technology. She is also a broadcaster and a professor of creative writing.

Winterson has won a Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, a BAFTA Award for Best Drama, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, the St. Louis Literary Award, and is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award. She has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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