Jeanette Winterson

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Philip Dodd speaks to the novelist Jeanette Winterson about her new memoir, 'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?'

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's novel, 'Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit', told the story of a young girl adopted by a Pentecostal couple. Written when Winterson was 25, it won the Whitbread First Novel prize and became an award-winning television drama. The book was seen at the time as semi-autobiographical. Now, in her new memoir, Winterson looks back at her childhood growing up in a now vanished Northern community and at her search to find her birth mother.

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Thu 27 Oct 2011 22:00

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