Living: The Feminist tasteful Lady

"You're always remembered," Letitia Baldrige says, "if you are tall."

Tish Baldrige is a very memorable character. At 6 ft. 1 in., with her strong, intelligent head held at full altitude, her white hair swept back in the Fifth Avenue mane, she enters a room with queenly bearing. But Tish manages to mitigate her formidable presence: she is a direct and funny woman with a clear gaze and a trace of self-mockery. Far from stuffy about good taste, she is even given to repeating the awful and ancient schoolyard joke that is a painful memory...

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