84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road

Book - 1970
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A journal depicting the relationship between a sassy New York writer, Helene Hanff and the people of a prim, stodgily English bookshop.
Publisher: New York, Grossman Publishers, 1970
ISBN: 9780670290734
0670290734
Branch Call Number: 655.4 H238
Characteristics: 97 pages 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Doel, Frank
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diannehildebrand
Sep 27, 2017

A lovely little book. A collection of letters between New York writer Helene Hanff and a London bookseller in the 1950s and 60s. The New York Times says "It will provide an emollient for the spirit and a sheath for the exposed nerve." This is exactly what it did for me today.

LPL_MeredithW Apr 11, 2017

A small, perfect collection of letters exchanged by a book-buyer and bookseller over the course of more than two decades. An instant new favorite!

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Marnolia
Jul 15, 2016

Quick read. Book of letters sent back and forth between a writer in New York to a bookshop in London spanning 20+ years after WWII. Enjoyed the sarcasm, the love of books, and the friendship that developed over the years through the letters that were shared.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Nov 13, 2015

This wonderful, concise volume unfolds a universe of human connection and love of books encompassed in a series of letters exchanged between a New York writer and a small bookshop in London. The letters were written between 1949 and 1969, and manage to compactly convey depths of longing, regret, love, and friendship.

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freckled2much
Nov 09, 2015

This was lovely, but entirely too short. If you enjoy this book, I would highly recommend "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society." Similar time period, letter writing format, lovely characters, and a bit longer.

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organic69
Oct 21, 2015

Loved the book, loved the movie.

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becker
Apr 03, 2015

A charming little book of letters that span two decades between a book shop in London and one of it's American customers. It's the perfect size to read in one afternoon.

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kristikaye
Nov 23, 2014

This is an interesting book, but not my cup of tea. After reading the reviews here and elsewhere, I thought it would be better. I did list some books the author had requested I'd like to read, which was a plus.

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KCO
May 05, 2014

I've re-read this book many times and it never looses its charm. Through the letters from Helene Hanff and Frank Doel the reader will discover new authors to read, a sense of life in post-war Britain, and how readers connect to each other. This is a wonderful book.

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pronto1961
Jul 11, 2013

thoroughly enjoyable but I kept wishing there were more letters.

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