84, Charing Cross Road
It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand 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 stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship... show more
It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand 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 stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship lasting many years.
Publish date: 1975
Pages no: 94
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 ...
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 ...
WHAT KIND OF EPISTOLARY NOVEL DO YOU CALL THIS? A great one. When this arrived in the mail, I was surprised. The book is so thin! Where's the rest? But the first few letters won me over and I settled in nicely. I loved this. I loved how Ms. Hanff's personality came through in her le...