Now, I came across her short early novel, Boating for Beginners, in a the ending), but I didn’t really get along with Winterson’s later work. A review and a link to other reviews of Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson. LibraryThing Review. User Review – bluepigeon – LibraryThing. An early Winterson, Boating for Beginners is certainly not written in the usual poetic language.

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Jackie February 24, Jeanetter Winterson did not disown this book. I love the sound of this. Open Preview See a Problem?

Jeanette Winterson’s work is published in 28 countries. Apr 25, Sharmila Madhvani rated it it was ok.

Boating For Beginners – Jeanette Winterson

That way he can start again with the story rewritten and no one to contradict it. Boating for Beginners – India.

Email required Address never made public. Jun 11, Beth rated it liked it Recommends it for: Want to Read Beginndrs Reading Read. Either she could be a secretary or she could be a prostitute.

I felt it lacked the depth and beauty of a lot of her other writing. To a seeming majority his beliefs and vigorous social attitudes were a welcome relief.

Jul 24, chelka rated it liked it Recommends it for: One of the most original voices in British fiction to emerge during the s, Jeanette Winterson was named as one of the 20 ‘Best of Young British Writers’ in a promotion run jointly between the literary magazine Granta and the Book Marketing Council. I think this book will appeal mostly to Jeanette Winterson fans–the type who just can’t get enough of her. I’m still trying to read all her books, so I’m glad I took an afternoon to get through this one, but it’s not one I bpating I’ll come back beginmers as often as The Passion or Sexing the Cherry.


I didn’t give it three stars for mediocrity; rather, I think this book will appeal mostly to Jeanette Winterson fans–the type who just can’t get enough of her. Frozen food is frowned upon. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Jeanette Winterson: Boating for Beginners

Boating for Beginners is fast-paced, funny, and has an edge of madness to it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Thanks for the well done review! Beginnerrs this is an anomaly within her oeuvre, but it is certainly not a book which I would recommend, even to fans of her work. Bunny Mix, romance-writer extraordinaire, is one of the world’s greatest celebrities apart from Noah himself. Oct 21, pinknantucket rated it really liked it.

Boating for Beginners

A fairly silly little book, written in a matter of weeks for money as an experiment in humor when the fate of Winterson’s legendary first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit was yet unknown.


She was moderately intelligent, but not very, she had a way with animals, and she wanted to fall in love. Boating for Beginners is, in a way, mythology for beginners.

Nothing wrong with that. Published August 4th by Vintage Books first published A pregnant woman called Mrs Munde is drawn in by the teachings, and when her daughter is born she names her Gloria.

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Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson

You are commenting using your Twitter account. So, for the 50th, I have returned to Jeanette Winterson.

Why did you write it? Boating for Beginners – US. In response, I must say this is a pretty terrible novel. Boating for Beginners – UK. Dec 28, Yve rated it liked it Shelves: Ultimately, it is a queer magazine.