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'The Ice Palace' by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Ice Palace by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920

The magic trick:

Brilliant characterization of the female lead, Sally Carrol Happer

Perhaps, in many ways, this is the first story in the famed career of one Zelda Sayre. 408 more words



Alternate spelling of “Eleanor“.

Alianor, Aliénor, Eilionoir, Eilidh, Elea, Eleanor, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonor, Elinora, Elinore, Ella, Ellanore, Elle, Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Ellinor, Elly, Elnora, Leanora, Leonore, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Lore, Lorita, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nonie, Nony, Noor, Noora, Nora, Norah, Noreen, Norene, Norina, etc. 99 more words


The Beautiful American, by Jeanne Mackin

The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin caught my eye, and I can’t wait to read this new historical fiction novel of a long term relationship between two women and how their lives intersect across decades and continents. 719 more words


Rapheal Kirchner

Another blast of beauty from Paris in the early 1900’s. The colours Raphael Kirchner chose are so soft and dreamlike, his images of feminine beauty almost take you to another time and place. 72 more words

Art & Design


Oh, I’ve been wanting to see this badly. God knows I love restored silent films; especially if they are with Pola Negri. She looks so beautiful in this one because this is she is the exotic European Pola before she started to really blend in 20’s fashions. 267 more words

Pola Negri

Book of the Month - 'The Paying Guests' by Sarah Waters

Here it is…

For September we will be reading and discussing ‘The Paying Guests. It is the newly released 6th book by Welsh writer Sarah Waters, who is best known for her historical fiction with feminist and particularly lesbian themes. 117 more words