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Fourth Estate, Jan 1, 2004 - Blind - 232 pages
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Motherless and anchorless, Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse. Pew tells Silver ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of ties that bind and of the slippages that occur throughout every life. One life, Babel Dark's, opens like a map that Silver must follow.

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I loved this book. Some of Winterson's phrases stay with me still. 'My life is a hesitation in time. An opening in a cave. A gap for a word.' It was a great story about a little girl who grew up in a ... Read full review

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I read Lighthouse keeping because a recommendation of a publisher I met some time ago. I remember when she said to me: you have to read this book because it has something special that I know you'll ... Read full review

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Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a semi-autobiographical account of her life as a child preacher (she wrote and gave sermons by the time she was eight years old). The book was the winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction and was made into an award-winning TV movie. The Passion won the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize for best writer under thirty-five, and Sexing the Cherry won the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award.

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