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84 Charing Cross Road

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This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London'. DAILY TELEGRAPH Told in a series of letters in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD and then in diary form in the second part THE DUCHESS OF BLOOMSBURY STREET, this true story has touched the hearts of thousands.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 200 x 128 x 16mm | 194g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781860498503
  • 2,556

Review Text

"A must for anyone who reads - the correspondence between book lover Helen Hanff and Messers Marks & Cross of Charing Cross Road has been reissued." -- Daily Express
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A lovely new edition of this classic title * Good Book Guide * A must for anyone who reads - the correspondence between book lover Helen Hanff and Messers Marks & Cross of Charing Cross Road has been reissued * Daily Express * A real-life love story . . . A timeless period piece. Do read it * Wall Street Journal * Unmitigated delight from cover to cover * Daily Telegraph * Those who have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a novel comprised of only letters between the characters, will see how much that bestseller owes 84, Charing Cross Road * Medium.com * [84, Charing Cross Road] will beguile an hour of your time and put you in tune with mankind . . . will provide an emollient for the spirit and a sheath for the exposed nerve * New York Times * A unique, throat-lumping, side-splitting treasure * San Francisco Examiner * A lovely new edition of this classic title * Good Book Guide * A must for anyone who reads - the correspondence between book lover Helen Hanff and Messers Marks & Cross of Charing Cross Road has been reissued. * Daily Express * Unmitigated delight from cover to cover * DAILY TELEGRAPH * A real-life love story . . . A timeless period piece. Do read it * WALL STREET JOURNAL *
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About Helene Hanff

Helene Hanff (1916-1997) was an American writer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is best known as the author of the book 84 Charing Cross Road, which became the basis for a play, teleplay and film of the same name.

Her career, which saw her move from writing unproduced plays to helping create some of the earliest television dramas to becoming a kind of professional New Yorker, goes far beyond the charm of that one book. She called her 1961 memoir Underfoot in Show Business, and it chronicled the struggle of an ambitious young playwright to make it in the world of New York theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. She wrote letters all her life as well as being the author of many books for children.
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73,203 ratings
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4 39% (28,488)
3 15% (11,306)
2 3% (2,373)
1 1% (857)
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