November 1987 | Volume 38, Issue 7
For the children and grandchildren of a poor boy from Pennsylvania, childhood was magic
In Halcyon Days, recently published by Harry N. Abrams, the life of the young Phippses growing up early in the century—which we sample on the following pages—shines forth like a paradisiacal vision.
The Westbury House and gardens are now open to the public. The book telling its story was put together by Peggie Phipps Boegner, who donated the property and contributes a warm reminiscence, and by Richard Gachot, who found in an attic of the mansion family letters and the photographs that illustrate this luminous volume.