'A book of innocence and bawdiness, fury and joy...needs to be read and re-read' The Times
On the banks of the Thames a baby is found floating. Rescued by the Dog-Woman, a giant strong enough to fling an elephant into the air, their lives together will take them on a dizzying journey through space and time.
As past and present collapse and centuries overlap, love, sex, truth, lies and twelve dancing princesses take centre stage.
'Entrancing...fabulous... Its language retains the clear music of poetry' Sunday Telegraph
'Simple prose shows the subtlest of minds behind it, swift, confident and dazzling' Financial Times
'Her stories and characters levitate off the page into dancing life... A bold, bizarre and timely book' Independent
A book of innocence and bawdiness, fury and joy...needs to be read and re-read
Read it and marvel. Jeanette Winterson's voice is startlingly original, and her imaginative feats are utterly dazzling
Simple prose shows the subtlest of minds behind it, swift, confident and dazzling
Winterson juggles past and present, fantasy and reality, to produce an original and entertaining novel which invites us to re-examine our own perceptions of time
Her stories and characters levitate off the page into dancing life... A bold, bizarre and timely book
Fancy reading something scary this year, but not sure which level of spook to go for? Here are the best ghoulish reads, ranked in order of thrill.
Join us at VINTAGE in a year of challenging ourselves to listen, hear and respond to some of the greatest female writers history has to offer. From Margaret Atwood to Mary Wollstonecraft, revisit your favourites, discover new voices and fill your bookshelf and your year with women’s voices. They matter.