The trouble with a book is that you never know what’s in it until it’s too late.
– Mrs Winterson
302 libraries (263 buildings and 39 mobiles) are currently under threat or have been closed/left council control since April 2012, out of 4612 in the UK.
– Public Libraries News
At the beginning of December I watched the edition of Imagine in which Jeanette Winterson returned with Alan Yentob to the scenes of her extraordinary childhood in Accrington, the subject of her first book Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, and one to which she returned in her recent memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal. I had heard Winterson read extracts from the memoir when it was serialized on Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Moved by Alan Yentob’s sensitive film, I rushed off to buy the paperback.
The broad outline of the story Jeanette…
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