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?? 1998 The World and Other Places. London: Jonathan Cape.

?? 2000 The.Power Book.  London: Jonathan Cape.

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? 1986. Fit for the Future: The Guide for Women Who Want to Live Well. London: Pandora. (Fitness book).

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? 1998. The Dreaming House. London: Ulysses. (A short text published to ?celebrate the centenary of the building of the house ?Le Bois Des Moutiers? designed by Sr Edwin Lutyens in 1898 in a very exclusive edition of 176 copies).


Scripts and Radio Plays


? 1988. ?Static.? In Jeremy Mortimer, ed., Young Playwrights Festival. London: BBC Books. (Radio play).

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? 1994. Great Moments in Aviation. London: Vintage. (Script).

? 2002. Sexing the Cherry: The Script. (24 short pieces for BBC and Internet). Forthcoming.



Short Stories


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? 1989. ?The Architect of Unrest,? Granta 28 (Autumn): 179?185.

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? 1990. ?The Lives of the Saints.? In Lisa St. Aubin de Teran, ed., Indiscreet Journeys: Stories of Women on the Road. Boston: Faber and Faber.

?1992. ?Newton.? In Patrick McGrath and Bradford Morrow, eds., The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction. London: Picador.

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? 2003 The King of Capri (a fairy tale, illustrated by Jane Ray). London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.




? 1989. Winterson, Jeanette, et al., ?Revolting Bodies,? New Statesman and Society  2.8, pp. 22?29.

? 1991. ?First Rites: Rewriting the Book of Love,? The Guardian (7 August): 28.

? 1992. ?Dreams and Buildings.? In Antonia Fraser, ed., The Pleasure of Reading. London. (This essay is an early, and slightly different, version of the essay ?Art & Life? that was later published in Art Objects).

? 1992. ?Outrageous Proportions: Size and Power, Form and Freedom ? Jeanette Winterson Reflects on Common Themes in Films by Women Animators,? Sight and Sound (October): 26/6?27/6.

? 1993. ?Virginia Woolf. Monks House, Rodmell, E. Sussex.? In Kate Marsh, ed., A Guide to the Writer?s Houses of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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? 1986. ?Introduction? to Adeline Mowbray by Mrs Opie. London: Pandora.

? 1987. ?Introduction? to A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbald. London: Pandora.

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? 1999. ?Introduction? to Gulliver?s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

? 2000 ?Jeanette Winterson on The Waves.? The Waves by Virginia Woolf. London: Vintage.




? 1986. Passion Fruit: Romantic Fiction With a Twist. London: Pandora. (A collection of short stories).

? 2000. Vintage Series of Virginia Woolf?s Novels. London: Vintage. (Winterson and Margaret Reynolds are series editors of a new series of reprintings of Woolf?s novels introduced by writers and academics).




? 2000. ?What Is Art For?? Lecture delivered in Seattle, (8 November) and Portland (9 November).




The Official Jeanette Winterson Site <>, was launched at the publication of The.PowerBook in September 2000. On this site, Winterson writes a monthly column, comments on her work and various other things. See also The Jeanette Winterson Reader?s Site <>  

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