This web site is a biography of the book, Harriet the Spy. It was composed for a course on the History of the Book at the University of British Columbia in the fall of 2010.
To see footnotes, mouse over the word “footnote” wherever it appears. If you are interested in a particular issue, tags can be used to find material scattered on different pages. Images can be clicked on for enlargement. Sources appear at the bottom of each page, in the order they are mentioned in the text, and are collected on the sources page.
The stories on the blog (this web site’s front page) were collected from published sources and the web (noted in the posting itself), and from friends, and their friends. If no citation or link appears, it means that story was sent to me privately. Grateful thanks are due and gladly extended to those who shared their “Harriet” stories with me, including the four friends who trudged around the Upper East Side of New York with me on a chilly day in the fall of 2001, walking in Harriet’s footsteps and drinking egg creams. Particular among them is my partner and in-house tech consultant, Winnifred Tovey, who makes the stuff work when it doesn’t want to.