Books: Nostalgic & Nice

WITH MUCH LOVE (276 pp.) — Anne Green — Harper ($3).

Papa was already the father of six, but overjoyed at the news. "Oh, my dear darling wife!" said he, "we haven't had one for ages. I love babies." Mamma, who had to run the household on 250 francs a month, said coldly: "So you're glad for me to bring another poor wretch into the world?" And Papa replied: "Of course I'm glad. It'll be a boy this time, he'll be born in 1900, beginning his life with a world's fair too!"

The "poor wretch" who was born in Paris in 1900 was...

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