Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
The shocking, heart-breaking - and often very funny - true story behind Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.
In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit , was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival.
This book is that story's the silent twin. It is full of hurt and humour and a fierce love of life. It is about the pursuit of happiness, about lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true.
'Unforgettable... It's the best book I have ever read about the cost of growing up' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times
**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN 'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
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