This is 13-year-old me on March 17, 1961 dressed for a roaring 20s dance. I remember there was a woman in town who had an attic full of old clothes, and I went to her house and chose the outfit.
I found myself thinking about this, and thinking about the fact that the twenties were still a part of living history when I was a girl.
I decided that I wanted to learn more about that decade. I've gathered the books I own that were written then, or are about people who lived during that time. I want to buy a nonfiction book about the 1920s. And I've bought Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers. I'm not planning to read exclusively about this time period, but I want to read a fair amount to bring myself back to those years.
Here are the books I have on my shelves. I have read some of them. The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises are two of my all-time favorite books, as well as A Moveable Feast.
Hadley has come out in a new edition and with a new name - Paris Without End. It was published around the same time as the fictional, The Paris Wife. I've had my Hadley for years and I so look forward to reading it. The cover has Hemingway's famous, heartbreaking words.
Hadley is buried in New Hampshire, only about 60 miles from me, and I hope to visit her grave, and post pictures when I write about the book!