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Jeanette Winterson: My Monster and Me

Nearly 30 years after her debut novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson returns with Alan Yentob to the scenes of her extraordinary childhood in Lancashire.

First shown in 2012, nearly 30 years after her triumphant debut novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson returns with Alan Yentob to the scenes of her extraordinary childhood in Lancashire. She was adopted and brought up to be a missionary by the larger-than-life Mrs Winterson. But Jeanette followed a different path - she found literature, fell in love with a girl, and escaped to university. Following her recent memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, Jeanette Winterson tells the story of her recent breakdown and suicide attempt, her quest to find her birth mother and how the power of books helped her to survive.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Participant Jeanette Winterson
Director Roger Parsons
Presenter Alan Yentob
Producer Roger Parsons

Broadcasts

  • Tue 4 Dec 2012 22:35
  • Tue 4 Dec 2012 23:05
  • Tue 4 Dec 2012 23:35
  • Thu 16 Mar 2017 00:00
  • Sun 5 Aug 2018 23:15
  • Mon 6 Aug 2018 00:15

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