JEANETTE WINTERSON: MY MON­STER AND ME

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First shown in 2012, nearly 30 years af­ter the re­lease of her de­but novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson opens up about her ex­tra­or­di­nary child­hood on her re­turn to Lan­cashire. As part of BBC Four’s Imag­ine sea­son, Winterson re­counts how was adopted and brought up to be a mis­sion­ary. But the writer fol­lowed a dif­fer­ent path: she found lit­er­a­ture, fell in love with a girl and es­caped to uni­ver­sity. Fol­low­ing the re­lease of her mem­oir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Nor­mal, Jeanette Winterson tells the story of her re­cent break­down and sui­cide at­tempt, her quest to find her birth mothe mother, and ho how books helpedh her sur­vive the tough­est times in herh life. Catc Catch up now on BBC iplayer

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