84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

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A dramatization of the American Helene Hanff's 20-year correspondence with a London antiquarian bookshop. Also on this cassette is a witty duologue between a elderly general and his wife, played by John Mills and Peggy Ashcroft.
 

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Published September 1, 1982 by Sphere. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Suite 101

In 1949, Helene Hanff needed out-of-print, antiquarian books: not the “grimy, marked-up” copies at Barnes & Noble, but “clean secondhand copies.” Marks & Company, a bookstore in London, might have what she needed.

Jul 13 2011 | Read Full Review of 84, Charing Cross Road

Yahoo! Voices

The story is told completely in letters - letters from Juliet to her friends, publisher, beau and the good people of Guernsey who return the favor, eventually welcoming and caring a great deal for her.

Sep 23 2009 | Read Full Review of 84, Charing Cross Road

BookRack

The way she reads is the way I would love to read too, referring book after book and teaching oneself all about literature.

May 10 2010 | Read Full Review of 84, Charing Cross Road

Curious Book Fans

Long before the internet, or even computers, New Yorker Helene Hanff started buying books from Marks & Co.

Jan 29 2013 | Read Full Review of 84, Charing Cross Road

Story Circle Book Reviews

What follows on the pages of this book are the letters Hanff wrote to Marks & Co., and specifically to Frank P.

Jul 28 2004 | Read Full Review of 84, Charing Cross Road

Time Out New York

David Jones' film of Helene Hanff's book, recording the bizarre transatlantic relationship between a New York bibilophile and a London bookseller, comes as a pleasant surprise.

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