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Miranda’s Story

I remember there was a period of time – around 1970?? – all the girls were reading Harriet the Spy – I can’t remember if the librarian read some of it to us… it wasn’t BIG like Harry Potter or … Continue reading

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Purple Socks’ Story

I’ve read elsewhere of women my age who were inspired to keep notebooks and start their own spy routes, eat tomato sandwiches and leave anonymous notes after reading Harriet the Spy and The Long Secret. At eleven I didn’t particularly … Continue reading

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Harriet Conceived

When Louise Fitzhugh moved to New York to study literature and later art, she became part of a creative circle that included the playwright Lorraine Hansberry, the poet James Merrill, and the playwright/director Jane Wagner. All these artists had an … Continue reading

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