Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by

Jeanette Winterson

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Symbols

Royal Albert China

Jeanette Winterson describes her mother’s china set as “a very nasty set of sentimental tableware.” Though her mother, Mrs. Winterson, permitted few happinesses or indulgences in her household, the china set was a small…

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Jeanette’s Mini Cooper

When Jeanette Winterson is thrown out of her house at just sixteen years old, she begins sleeping in the “beaten-up old Mini” on which she has been learning to drive. A boy at church whose…

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