In June, , a slim volume by a little-known, middle-aged American writer, Helene Hanff, was published in Britain. Called 84 Charing Cross. 84, Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. 84, Charing Cross Road (Spanish Edition) [Helene Hanff] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. En octubre de , Helene Hanff, una joven.

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84, Charing Cross Road

It illustrates the love of books with a passion that cannot be disguised as much as the author crosx try with her delightful wit. In that same vein, you probably also need to know it is with a mug of bright red tea on one side and a bottle of even redder helnee on the hanfc as Zep serenades me across the decades through my computer speakers which, at a certain point, will be reduced to me playing my two favorite songs over and over until I’m satisfied enough to let the album end that I am sitting here trying to formulate something vaguely resembling a proper tribute to a book that is, at its heart, a love letter to the bonds that are born of a shared love of reading.

MUST read this book.

There has also been a play and a TV adaptation. Thanks to my friend Amy who always shares her ARCs and gifts me the occasional gem. Not too long after that, a letter lobbed to Hanff from the usually reserved Frank contains the line ” This was a re-read for me, when I needed a break from a heavier read. I loved it, took a lot of notes and now I’m craving for English literature.

None of the pen pals ended up amounting to much, but it was thrilling to receive letters from them in the mail. The correspondence starts here and we get to know a reader with distinct taste in literature, her life, about her assignments as a scriptwriter and a lot more. What about the shipping c It was a small book, interesting to read. Her career, which saw her move from writing unproduced plays to helping create some of the earliest television dramas cross becoming a kind of professional New Yorker, goes far beyond the charm of that one book.


I loved the pictures peppered here and there. Loved everything habff it! I could rush a tongue over.

Absolutely charming, witty, elegant and funny little book. It is the sort of book one could read in an hour or two over a pot of tea on a cold winter’s afternoon and just enjoy.

Hanff did finally visit Charing Cross Road and the empty but still standing shop in the summer ofa trip recorded in her book The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street.

We lost touch, eventually.

Her descriptions of heavy vellum papers, gilt edged pages with fine press print are a tribute to the lasting value of the written word. This book is a complete delight. True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

Cecily Farr Mercedes Ruehl This real occurrence happens after the second world war the last three words of which is a fav The epistolary meanderings of Helene Hanff and Frank Dole are insightful, playful in their coyness, and progressive in croes development. Hanff sends to London difficult to find items to London which was still in the throes heene rationing mainly foodstuffs, but also nylons for the female employees. A bronze plaque next to the hflene door commemorates her residence and authorship of the book.

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Dame Judi Dench as his wife and Maurice Denham in a supporting role. They exchange presents, forward recipes Yorkshire Puddingcelebrate their joys and sympathise with their troubles. I suspect, however, that it will continue to be in print for many years to come. This ‘little’ book is a collection of the letters between them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again. These two sections — this book — had it all from my perspective: Her letter writing relationship between a bookstore and herself is one of legendary stories to become part of London and New York.


A beautiful place, but boring. I am sure that 84 Charing Cross Road will always remember the writer, Helene Hanff, who inspired such a legacy.

This is a book, for and about book lovers, to cherish. It was a time when cod liver oil and orange juice were essential as vitamin dee for children and were obtained from the local clinics. Makes me yearn to visit London again. I came across this paperback and couldn’t resist reading again. A strong and independent single woman who would rather send cash in the mail than fuss with getting a money order, she starts out living in a tiny, cramped apartment and works her way up chring publishing and radio drama worlds, drawing on much of her reading of literature thanks to the packages from 84, Charing Cross Road to create her plays.

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Hanff did finally visit Charing Cross Road and the empty but still standing shop in the summer ofa trip recorded in her book The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street. It has very old grey oak shelves that smell of age and dust going up to the ceiling. Its also a testament to the power of words and literature. Feb 13, Jeanette “Astute Crabbist” rated it it was amazing Shelves: She had always wanted to come and she could never make it.

A page cutter is a special tool for this, but I think a paper knife was used a lot from what I’ve just read. It’s a completely different thing to know people, by letters. These were required before rationed goods could be purchased. This book led me to explore ideas and authors that never would have crossed my path otherwise, leaving me enriched by the encounter. The Christmas gifts and Easter gifts are exchanged.