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Flappers : six women of a dangerous generation
The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity through the lives of six figures that exemplified it, including Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka.
Cult books of 2013
FLAPPERS, JUDITH MACKRELL Drugs, sex and the Charleston. Timed to to coincide with the movie release of The Great Gatsby comes Mackerell's biographies of six women in a "dangerous generation" - the 1920s, when women were free of war, could cut their hair short, smoke, drink and take drugs and lovers. The tales of Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempick do not end happily, but the ride is thrilling.