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In this, her first collection of short stories, Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. In prose that is full of imagery and word-play, she creates physical and psychological worlds that are at once familiar and yet shockingly strange.
A greatly gifted and original writer...there is an exhilarating freshness and energy to this collection
This first book of short stories will delight her fans with their daring. Whether in a world where sleep is illegal or on an island of diamonds where the rich wear coal jewellery, Winterson is the mistress of the short story
Jessica de Rothschild, Tatler
The quality of her writing has remained constant: precise, fluent, perfectly judged. This collection is another refinement of that art, studded with metaphors and unexpected asides
Independent on Sunday
The short story form was made for Jeanette Winterson...mesmerising prose poems
Her stories transport us into the dizzyingly fertile mind of one of Britain's most prodigiously gifted authors...breathtaking
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Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Written on the Body; a book of short stories, The World and Other Places; a collection of essays ...