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Oranges are not the Only Fruit

by Winterson, Jeanette

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Pandora Press. London: Pandora Press, 1985 8vo., publisher's printed card wraps, featuring a wrap-around image designed by Marion Dalley, with an illustration by Sue Sluglett; pp. [viii], ix, [iii], 3-176, [vi]; a very good copy with some light scratches, creasing, and sunning to the backstrip; price sticker printed 'G5J' partially covering the barcode to the lower panel; pages a touch toned to extremities, and a couple of very light spots to the fore-edge; a lightly read copy. First edition, issued as such in softcover format. A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novella based on the author's life growing up in Accrington, Lancashire. The story follows Jeanette, a young girl brought up by a zealous mother who believes her life is intended for missionary work, but who falls for one of the coverts and leaves behind her family and home for the woman she loves. Winterson later stated that her mother wrote her a "furious note" upon publication. Oranges are not the Only Fruit won the Whitbread Award for a First Novel in the year of publication. . Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1985.


Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a novel by Jeanette Winterson published in 1985, which she subsequently adapted into a BBC television drama. It is a bildungsroman about a lesbian girl who grows up in a religious splinter community.


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Oranges are not the Only Fruit
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