JESSIE BUR­TON

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‘Frida Kahlo is a writer’s dream, and for years she has been mine,’ says Jessie Bur­ton, as an evoca­tive col­lec­tion of the artist’s arte­facts goes on dis­play at the V&A (page 174). The au­thor’s best­selling nov­els

The Minia­tur­ist (2014) and The Muse (2016) have been pub­lished in 38 lan­guages.

True beauty is…

‘The most beau­ti­ful peo­ple I’ve ever known have been the ones who find the beauty in other peo­ple. I sup­pose you could call it the qual­ity of gen­eros­ity: it makes them shine.’

Your great­est strength

‘I’m very loyal. Not just to other peo­ple, but also to my­self.’

A se­cret weak­ness

‘But­ter. I only eat the toast so I can have the but­ter.’

The most beau­ti­ful place in the world ‘The Al­ham­bra in Granada. It’s such a mag­i­cal place at any time of day, but I think it’s ideal at sun­set, with a cold beer and a ham sand­wich, lis­ten­ing to the ci­cadas.’

The writer Jessie Bur­ton in Frida Kahlo’s house (page 174)

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