This is Zelda Sayre-Fitzgerald. Writer, fashion icon, and wife of F.Scott Fitzgerald.
I’ve included her here today because I recently finished reading Tender is the Night in which Zelda apparently acted as the model for Nicole Diver.
It’s an extraordinary book. A fascinating creative picture of mental illness, love, marriage and hedonism. It encapsulates a particular, intoxicatingly free, moment in history wonderfully. It’s beautifully sensually evocative, you touch, taste, smell and hear everything the characters do. I think it’s more challenging and sensative than The Great Gatsby though I love that too. Highly recommended