Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from April 07 to 17, 2016
Description: A unique coming of age story and a darkly funny tale of religious excess and human obsession.
Mrs Winterson has grand plans for her adopted daughter. Having received Little Jeanette from the Lord she intends to give her back to the Lord - she'll be a Missionary and save the world from sin. But despite her strange and zealous upbringing Little Jeanette begins to question her future. Inspired by the legends of the Holy Grail, she may forge her own path - much to her mother's despair.
1/2 Mrs Winterson has plans for adoptee Jeanette.
2/2 Jeanette: Now 16, Jeanette's future as a budding missionary is called into question when she falls in love with one of her converts, Melanie. It's not long before Mrs Winterson discovers her daughter's 'unnatural passions'. As the congregation determine to exorcise her demons, Jeanette is forced to choose between her church, home and family or the woman she loves.
Mrs Winterson Lesley Sharp
Little Jeanette Eleanor Worthington-Cox
Jeanette Katie West
Pastor Spratt Vincent Franklin
Miss Jewsbury Pauline Lynch
Mrs White Susan Jameson
May Adie Allen
Elsie Norris Angela Pleasance
Louie Claire Cage
Mrs Arkwright Vicky Licorish
Man Sam Rix