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A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler πŸ“ša book reviewΒ 

June 12, 2017

If there was any era I could go back in time to and experience for myself it would have to be the 1930’s. Especially Paris in the roaring 30’s ; the music, the clothes, the era of having fun. The age of Jazz.

I first came across Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald in my favourite movie Midnight in Paris. 

A lovely couple who have an intense yet extremely loving relationship. I then found out that Christina Ricci was to star in a mini series about the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. So I just had to find out more about her exciting life. An author and wife to the great Scott Fitzgerald, her life had to be anything but boring.
The Book –

A novel of the woman dubbed ‘The First Flapper’ – Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife and muse to F.Scott Fitzgerald. Set against the glamorous backdrop of the Roaring twenties, Z is the story of the woman who lived large and ached to find her own identity in the shadow of her celebrated husband.
Verdict –

Firstly let me try to explain what this book is – is it fact or fiction? Well its fictional but based on true facts so it is ‘biographical fiction.’ Im guessing because not too much information is available of Zelda’s life, what is available has been cleverly glued together to form this novel.

This book is exactly what I look for in biographies, it is a novel so instead of just giving us facts and figures it takes us on a journey of Zelda’s life. Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald had a fantastically glamorous life, but it was also filled with ups and downs.

The characters who make up their circle of friends – Hemingway, Picasso, Cole Porter, Gertrude Stein. Living a life filled with parties, excess, drinking, frivolity can ultimately lead to depression and we find out about Zelda’s demons who she battled with through her life.

I really enjoyed this book and am very excited to see Zelda’s life come alive on screen.

A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald is available to purchase on Amazon and at all bookstores now.



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