84, Charing Cross Road
It all began with a letter inquiring about secondhand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the staid and proper Frank Doel of Marks & Company, a relationship blossoms... show more
It all began with a letter inquiring about secondhand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the staid and proper Frank Doel of Marks & Company, a relationship blossoms into a warm, charming, feisty love affair.
Publish date: 09-1970
Publisher: Grossman Publishers
Pages no: 97
Edition language: English
Just a quick re-read of an old classic favourite of mine before going to bed last night. If there's anyone out there that hasn't read it, please do; it's excellent. Can anyone recommend the Bancroft/Hopkins adaptation?
If you haven't read 84, Charing Cross Road then you MUST GO READ IT IMMEDIATELY. I had never even heard of this book or this author until I read the review of it in SF where my interest was piqued. The book consists of letters sent between Helene who lived in New York and a man named Frank Doel who ...
A heart-warming epistolary novel, full of tips of the hat to booklovers. Whilst being neither groundbreaking nor insignificant, it definitely is an enjoyable and relaxing read.
The fact that this whole story did happen in reality was something so overwhelming that nothing else mattered much. Though they had shared everything through letters yet the only regret for me was that Helene and Frank could not meet in person till the end. I loved Helene's sense of humor. I liked h...
84, Charing Cross Road is a slim collection of letters sent between Helene Hanff, a New Yorker working on the Ellery Queen TV show, and Marks & Co., a London shop that sold used/rare books. It's the slangy, sarcastic, informal American vs. the proper, reserved Brits, with humor and goodwill on both ...