Two cultured but unbroken Boston girls are on the country in the '20's in their willing but model T, Henrietta. Venturesome...

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A LONG WAY FROM BOSTON

Two cultured but unbroken Boston girls are on the country in the '20's in their willing but model T, Henrietta. Venturesome gals, both pooh-poohed parental benignant opposition to out-Cook Cook in a year's tour of the U.S. on disarming smiles, whacky luck, naivete, courage, two hundred dollars, and a box of bungalow aprons to be sold to feed the travel kitty. They started out for Chicago via Canada and the Lincoln Highway, down to Colorado, Wyoming, sweating Henrietta across the Continental Divide, and up through the Northwest to Seattle. Here the car, the kitty, the author stopped to revive as Beth stumbled on an advertising job selling Seattle to the natives -- and sold herself until finally lured by the California winter down to San Francisco where the two girls ran with the Bohemians of Telegraph Hill. Christmas and relatives drew them down to Los Angeles and the plush life of servants, sleeping in beds, starchasing. Starting home they crossed to the Mississippi and down river to New Orleans where Henrietta and their wander lust gave out and they took a boat home. A titillating travelogue, and humor-wise.

Pub Date: Nov. 18, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Whittlesey

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946