World Book Club

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World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.


Jeanette Winterson - Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

September 12th, 2007

Episode 147 of 346 episodes

In June's World Book Club, Harriett Gilbert will be talking to bestselling British writer Jeanette Winterson about her hugely acclaimed novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit. Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is Jeanette Winterson's searing yet ultimately uplifting coming-out, coming-of-age tale in which a young girl learns to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. Hear just how important this ground-breaking novel has been for readers around the globe since its first publication 27 years ago.

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