Born in Manchester and the adopted daughter of a couple with scarce financial resources, Jeanette Winterson grew up in an environment where there was a lack of books and an abundance of religious fervour. She left home at the age of sixteen in order to study at Oxford and experience her first love affair with a girl. At the age of twenty-four she enjoyed great success with the publication of “Oranges are Not the Only Fruit”, which was followed by, among others, “The Passion”, “Sexing the Cherry”, “Written on the body” and “Lighthousekeeping”, the novel with which Lumen began its library devoted to the most notable works by the author. In 2012 she published her extraordinary memoir “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?”, followed by “The Daylight Gate”, “The World and Other Places” and “The Gap of Time”. “Christmas Days” is her latest book.