Mrs Appleyard and I Author:Louise Andrews Kent Louise Andrews Kent was born of an English father and an American mother in Brookline, Massachusetts, on a sunny day in 1886. Her sister Katherine walked the block to her grandparent's house to announce the new baby. Life was spacious, serene, comfortable, through winters when skates rang on Jamaica Pond, children played and studied and read, ... more »and traveled to dancing school and other destinations behind a horse. Summers were spent at Iron Bound, an island in Frenchman's Bay where her grandparents ran a hospitable house, and her playmates, in time, included a younger brother Oliver.
Later Miss Andrews came out at a festive party which was to change her life. For her aunt had put on the list for Katharine a certain young Mr. Kent who came from Vermont and was working in Boston as an editor, a tall and distinguished one. It would be wrong to tell the whole story here but right to say it is one of the nicest, longest, most happily-ended love stories imaginable. And, of course, after that the book is largely the story of a happy marriage, of children, of Brookline, of mouth-watering food, of Vermont and the restoration of the beautiful family houses at Kent's Corner.
Louise Andrews Kent wrote a newspaper column, Theresa’s Tea Table in the Boston Traveller under the pen name of Theresa Tempest and later authored a series of cookbooks as Mrs. Appleyard. Kent, also as Mrs. Appleyard, wrote a quarterly feature on food for Vermont Life magazine for many years.« less