I recently read a fantastic book by Paula McLain The Paris Wife, a fictional account of Hadley Richardson’s marriage to Ernest Hemingway. Set against a backdrop of Paris in the 1920s it explores the relationship between Hadley and Hemingway, from their early days together through his rising success as a writer and novelist to the betrayal that would prove to be the undoing of their life together. The weaving of fact and fiction in the book and descriptions of Paris in the time of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are fascinating. As the opening line says ‘Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris’.
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Gard du Nord station, Paris (image Fabulously French)
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Ernest and Hadley Hemingway