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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”   
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’ve always loved F Scott Fitzgerald. Within a few short beautifully written paragraphs, he transports you to a more glamorous time, when men wore suits as a matter of course and women smoked long filtered cigarettes whilst making wry, witty retorts to gentlemen suitors.  What I like about Fitzgerald is that often in his stories, you initially witness the surface of these beautiful characters – incredibly slick, their lives seemingly charmed, but underneath the gloss, his characters are ultimately flawed, often leading to their downfall.

Oh, sorry, no, you haven’t stumbled upon the wrong blog.  Yes, this is still about interiors.  Stay with me here.

Oh yes, feast your eyes upon the equally glamorous collection of hardbacks from Penguin Books, marking the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald’s death. The 6 books include The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Last Tycoon, The Beautiful and Damned and Flappers and Philosophers, Fitzgerald’s collected short stories.

Individually, they are just as beautiful…

Each book is presented in a stunning art deco style foil jacket.  They would just look so beautiful glimmering softly on a shelf… I’m so very close to purchasing the entire collection.

You can purchase the books from Amazon here or directly from Penguin here. (Although they are cheaper on Amazon at the moment!)


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