Jeanette Winterson

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Jeanette Winterson (born 27 August 1959) is a British writer.

Early years

Winterson was born in Manchester and adopted by Constance and John William Winterson on 21 January 1960. She grew up in Accrington, Lancashire, and was raised in the Elim Pentecostal Church. Intending to become a Pentecostal Christian missionary, she began evangelising and writing sermons at age ... more »

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  • It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed...
    Jeanette Winterson (b. 1959), British author. Independent (London, January 6, 1990).
  • ''However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.''
    Jeanette Winterson (b. 1959), British author. Times (London, August 26, 1992).
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