Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

Robuck, Erika. (2014). Fallen Beauty. New American Library; New York.  When I saw this book featured prominently at my local library, I became quite excited and slipped it into my book bag. “Ah!” I thought. “Here is a writer on my plane of thought – fascinated with the lives of female authors in the 1920s”….

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade

Meade, Marion. (2004). Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. Doubleday; New York.  I first sought out the tale when I stumbled (purely by chance) across the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay – particularly her poem “A Few Figs From Thistles” (My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night/…