The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson

Firstly, this book needed/needs more publicity. What's going on Random House? It was published in August and I came across it by chance - and it's Jeanette Winterson! Jeanette bloody Winterson! AND it's published in association with Hammer, who are super famous for their classic horror films (and a few more modern things too). You'd… Continue reading The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson

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Jeanette Winterson on For Books’ Sake

Monday 27th August was author Jeanette Winterson's birthday. In honour of the day I wrote a 'Bookish Birthday' piece for For Books' Sake! Originally published on 27th August 2012 on For Books's Sake. Born on 27th August 1959, Jeanette Winterson grew up in a small town in the north of England with an ultra-religious adoptive mother who… Continue reading Jeanette Winterson on For Books’ Sake

Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

I came to hear of Djuna Barnes when I started reading Anais Nin, who was influenced by her. I read a little about Barnes and liked what I read - she was an American in Paris in the 1920s, wrapped up in the Modernist scene. I read recommendations from TS Eliot. This was enough to… Continue reading Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

The dictionary defines 'truth' as several different things, the first of which is 'quality or state of being true', which seems logical enough. However, it also defines 'truth' as 'honesty; sincerity; genuineness'. These are the aspects of truth that apply most to what one may call a human truth - the truth of things as… Continue reading Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson