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    • Frankissstein

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville, Perdita Weeks, Harrison Knights
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead...but waiting to return to life. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
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    When Jeanette Winterson left home at 16 because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: "Why be happy when you could be normal?" This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the painful past returned to haunt Jeanette's later life, and send her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. It is also a book about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft which supports us when we are sinking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oranges Is Not The Only Book

    • By Blake's Tyger on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God’s elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weighing up the church and personal beliefs

    • By Suswati on 14-08-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Living Mountain

    • A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
    • By: Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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    In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. 

    Regular price: £17.49

    • The Gap of Time

    • The Winter's Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe, Mark Bazeley, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 82
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    "I saw the strangest sight tonight." New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up - light as a star - and decides to take her home. London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money, but he doesn't know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is his newborn baby even his?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a rollercoaster!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Jeanette Winterson

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Jeanette Winterson, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    Jeanette Winterson joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios in this exclusive interview. Jeanette discusses her latest collection of short stories (and recipes) for Christmas and the experience of recording audiobooks and shares some recommendations from her own library.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to listen to Jeanette talk about creativity!

    • By I don't do reviews, but! on 01-08-18

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Nightwood

    • By: Djuna Barnes, Jeanette Winterson - preface, T. S. Eliot - introduction
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nightwood, Djuna Barnes's strange and sinuous tour de force novel unfolds in the decadent shadows of Europe's great cities, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna - a world in which the boundaries of class, religion, and sexuality are bold but surprisingly porous. The outsized characters who inhabit this world are some of the most memorable in all of fiction.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Sexing the Cherry

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in 17th-century London, Sexing the Cherry is about the journeys taken by the boisterous Dog-Woman and her son, Jordan: journeys across seas to find bananas and pineapples; journeys through time that weave snatches of the present with tales of Charles the First and Oliver Cromwell; journeys in search of the self. As mothers go, the Dog-Woman takes some beating. She's a giant wrapped in a skirt that could 'serve as a sail for some war torn ship' and strong enough to fling an elephant into the air.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • this story is all messed up

    • By gianluca on 20-05-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    A century on from the first votes for women in the UK, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson asks what we still stand to learn from the Suffragettes. Examining recent women's rights movements, the worlds of politics and technology, social media and changes in the law, Winterson celebrates how far we have come but demands that we do more. There is still so far to go, so much courage we still need to find. Witty and wise, incisive and inspiring, Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere is a powerful reminder of the need for true equality and an urgent call to arms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading

    • By Leya Jane Moore on 09-03-19

    Regular price: £4.99

    • The Passion

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Daniel Pirrie, Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Henri had a passion for Napoleon, and Napoleon had a passion for chicken. From Boulogne to Moscow Henri butchered for his emperor and never killed a single man. Meanwhile, in Venice, the city of chance and disguises, Villanelle was born with the webbed feet of her boatman father - but in the casinos she gambled her heart and lost. As the soldier-chef's love for Napoleon turns to hate, he finds the Venetian beauty, and together they flee to the canals of darkness.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Christmas Days

    • 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson, Imogen Church
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmastime, and here she brings together 12 of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the 12 Days of Christmas - a time of celebration, sharing and giving - she offers these 12 plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales give the listener a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. Perfect for listening to by the fire with loved ones or while traveling home for the holidays.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A thoughtful choice for the Christmas season

    • By Alex Morrison on 05-12-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Daylight Gate

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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    Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of 13 people is interrupted by local magistrate Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle awaiting trial. Why is the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter defending them? And why is she among the group of 13 on Pendle Hill? Elsewhere, a starved, abused child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter, recently returned from France, is widely rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. But who will offer him sanctuary?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful narration

    • By Tertius Lydgate on 15-04-13

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Thalia Book Club: Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: A. M. Homes
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Jeanette Winterson tackles her own reality in her riveting memoir. In this remarkable book she confronts the various paths her childhood took from being raised by a religious zealot who kept a gun in the dresser to pondering her sexuality and other core parts of her identity and the search for her biological mother. Funny, acute, fierce, and celebratory, this is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, a mother, an identity, and a home. In conversation with A.M. Homes.

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Weight

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    The Myth of Atlas and Heracles retold and performed by Dick Hill and Susie Breck. Condemned to shoulder the world "for ever" by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden, and it seems they can strike a bargain that might release him. Jeanette Winterson asks difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion in her dazzling retelling of the myth of Atlas and Heracles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly personal ...

    • By M on 11-01-13

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Mis galletas crujientes de Nochevieja [My Crispy New Year's Cookies]

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Elsa Veiga
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Disfruta de este regalo navideño: Mis galletas crujientes de Nochevieja, una de las recetas de Días de Navidad, de Jeanette Winterson. Puedes escuchar su original punto de vista sobre el significado de Año Nuevo mientras cocinas. 

    Regular price: £0.00

    • The New Yorker: May 30, 2018

    • By: Rachel Kushner, Rivka Galchen, Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    In this issue: "Smelling the Coffee" by Jelani Cobb: Racial-bias training at Starbucks; "Philip Roth" by David Remnick; "The Teaching Moment" by Rivka Galchen: How an educators' strike reinvigorated local politics; "Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar" by James Wood: The stories of Helen DeWitt; "Capricorn" by Jeanette Winterson; "The Leather Boys" by Rachel Kushner; "What Is Possible" by Mohsin; "Galactic Entanglements" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Solo: A Star Wars Story and How to Talk to Girls at Parties.  

    Regular price: £4.29

    • Días de Navidad [Christmas Days]

    • Cuentos y recetas [Stories and Recipes]
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Elsa Veiga, Sheila Blanco, Sol de la Barreda, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Durante años Jeanette Winterson ha escrito un relato cada Navidad: cuentos llenos de fantasmas y de carámbanos, de trineos y de muérdago, pero con esa dosis de ironía y reflexión que solo ella es capaz de transmitir. En Días de Navidad se reúnen doce de ellos: historias para leerse en voz alta, en familia, frente al fuego de la chimenea, y festivas recetas muy personales.

    Regular price: £14.79

    • Frankissstein

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere.  

    Regular price: £22.49