-Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit-


The chapter starts with Jeanette’s mother giving her an ultimatum to leave the house after her love for Katy has been discovered. We then cut to a reference to the tale of King Arthur and his dismay when his son is sent on a dangerous quest and he must look at the roundtable and see how much has fallen from grace. 


We then cut back to Jeanette, who is enjoying her time with Katy in the Morecambe guesthouse. However, they are caught by the owner in bed together, but Jeanette manages to save Katy from blame by saying it was Melanie in her arms instead. Katy is safe but Jeanette is forced home where her mother is enraged and orders her to her room. The pastor then advises that Jeanette only be let out to go to church. 


Jeanette arrives at church the next morning and sees Elsie Norris, who invites her to her home and tells her that Miss Jewsbury is currently living in Leeds with another woman. The council then come to the verdict that the actions of Jeanette stem from her role as a preacher in the society, a role they feel should only be held by men, and that she has been trying to emulate the role of a man too much. 

Elsie tries to defend Jeanette but is restrained and sent home. They then give Jeanette a choice to accept an exorcism and another visit to the Morecambe guest house. 


We then cut to the Arthurian tale in which the knight, sent off on his mission, feels concerned whilst trudging a forest but keeps himself motivated with visions of his life as a knight of the roundtable. 


When the pastor arrives in the morning to hear Jeanette’s decision, she denies him and says she is leaving the church and her home. She soon finds a place to live and a job. The only thing that makes her sad is the fact that she cannot take the dog with her.  


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts.

At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession.

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