Faith’s Story

Before Juliet, Elaine and Helene came to visit me and Winnifred in New York in 2001, I researched Louise Fitzhugh and Harriet; when they got to town, the five of us went on a Harriet the Spy walking tour in which we located the real-life model for the Gregory School, saw the iron fence against which Harriet leaned to write in her notebook, and looked down back alleys to find houses that could be easily spied upon. We ended with an egg cream at the local diner. I was 36. I still think I could sell this idea to one of the New York tour companies, if I could get permission from the estate.

(Images courtesy of Juliet)

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