Bringing in the romance

Just to set the tone for Valentine Day here are a few books and films that I have loved over the years.

For those who love nothing more than to snuggle up with a great story:

  • The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald: obsessive, and unrequited, love
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte: love through trauma, toward eventual fulfilment
  • Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: exploration into the extremes of idealised love
  • The Life and Loves of a She Devil, Fay Weldon: revengeful, merciless love
  • The Gift of the Magi, O Henry: short story of devoted, unconditional love

Great romantic films spanning the last eight decades:

  • Now Voyager, Bette Davis and Paul Henreid, 1942
  • The African Queen, Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, 1951
  • Splendour in the Grass, Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty, 1961
  • The Way We Were, Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, 1973
  • When Harry Met Sally, Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, 1989
  • Ghost, Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, 1990
  • Groundhog Day, Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, 1993
  • There’s Something About Mary, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller, 1998
  • It’s Complicated, Meryl Streep and Steve Martin, 2009
  • Just Go with It, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, 2011

These are only a handful of titles out of hundreds. I am sure you will have dozens more that you might like to add to my list.
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Published by Marilyn

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after fifty years in the mental health system I decided to share my experiences and consider the impact my health has had on my well-being. Being creative is the mainstay of my life and it's how I express my deepest emotions. Photography, writing, and design challenge me and help keep me rooted in the present.

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