One of her six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott FitzgeraldRead about another book on Weeks's list.
This is a favourite because of the way it conjures up the American Dream and how it shatters. I feel sorry for Gatsby from the word go. I love American literature and Fitzgerald is brilliant.
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