I love walking into a bookshop and stumbling across something I didn’t expect to see. Yes, you can always browse online from the comfort of your sofa, but bookshops have a knack of throwing up gems that you’d never discover any other way. I’ve been out and about hunting down my next reads and thought I’d share some of them with you. Tonight, we have this beauty – a stunningly presented collection of previously unpublished stories by voice of the jazz age, F Scott Fitzgerald.
Interestingly, a number of these stories weren’t accepted for publication because they strayed too far from the style that editors had come to expect from Fitzgerald, so it will be fascinating to see how they differ from the stories we know so well today. There are also stories that were intended to be published in magazines and even some that were written in the hope they would be turned into films, although none of them ever were. The cover is pure 20s elegance, the perfect packaging for a collection such as this, and I couldn’t resist.
More of my best bookshop spots will be popping up on the blog soon so keep an eye out!