A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 15, 1966

When she visited London in 1949 as quite a young girl, Piri Halasz looked at the bomb sites, went to Madame Tussaud's, the Tower of London, Dickens' Old Curiosity Shop, and a pub where she remembers having "a dreary serving of watery mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts." Somehow that wasn't enough to discourage her. She remained a complete Anglophile, majored in English literature at Barnard, wrote her senior thesis on T. S. Eliot, and went back last year to find a better England. It was L'Etoile and Ad Lib and the trattorias in Soho — and a place on...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!