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Jeannette Winterson’s new old Christmas story

A Christmas story for the rest of us—Jeannette Winterson's “O’Brien’s First Christmas” performed touchingly and hilariously by IU professor Joss Marsh.

English author Jeanette Winterson is known for her edgy, experimental novels such as Oranges are not the Only Fruit and Sexing the Cherry. But her story “O’Brien’s First Christmas” is a straightforward, heartwarming tale written in a classic style. It appears, in a slightly longer version, in Winterson’s short story collection, The World and Other Places published by Vintage press.

The story is read by London native Joss Marsh, a professor of English and Victorian Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Marsh is active in community theater, and, with her partner David Francis, performs Victorian magic lantern shows.

Adam Schwartz

WFIU Arts and Culture Producer, Editor "Directions in Sound"

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  • Jleslie

    A rare Christmas story that's sentimental AND laugh out loud funny. Thanks for putting this up.

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