HOTELS: At Home Abroad

No sooner did we arrive at the hotel [in Paris] after a very rough Channel crossing than I found again what a very small place the world is. There in the dining room were Dr. & Mrs. Jessup from Mt. Vernon Street, and Jane Silby and her aunt from Commonwealth Avenue, and the Murrows from Brookline . . .

When Novelist J. P. Marquand's late George Apley traveled abroad for the first time, he was agreeably surprised to find that parts of Europe were just like New England, only not so nice. And he met so many Bostonians in his...

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