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  • Published: 5 March 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099274537
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

The World and Other Places


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'An awesome panorama...compelling and wild...an original and thrilling writer' Independent

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.

  • Pub date: 5 March 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099274537
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson OBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn’t work out.

Discovering early the power of books she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 27 years later she re-visited that material in the bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written 10 novels for adults, as well as children’s books, non-fiction and screenplays. She writes regularly for the Guardian. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London.

She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.

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Praise for The World and Other Places

“A greatly gifted and original writer...there is an exhilarating freshness and energy to this collection”

Observer

“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”

The Times

“Her stories transport us into the dizzyingly fertile mind of one of Britain's most prodigiously gifted authors...breathtaking”

Scotland on Sunday


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