84, Charing Cross RoadBook - 1990
This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world.
"84, Charing Cross Road will beguile and put you in tune with mankind... It will provide an emollient for the spirit and sheath for the exposed nerve." -- The New York Times
"A unique, throat-lumping, side-splitting treasure." -- San Francisco Examiner
Baker & Taylor
Correspondence between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York, and a used-book dealer in London
Correspondence between Helene Hanff and agents of Marks & Co., chiefly Frank Doel
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"WHAT KIND OF A PEPYS" DIARY DO YOU CALL THIS? this is not Pepys' diary, this is some busybody editor's miserable collection of EXCERPTS from Pepys' diary may he rot. i could just spit. where is jan. 12, 1668, where his wife chased him out of bed and round the bedroom, with a red-hot poker? where is sir w. pen's son that was giving everybody so much trouble with his Quaker notions? ONE mention does he get in this whole pseudo-book, and me from Philadelphia. I enclose two limp singles, I will make do with this thing till you find me a real Pepys. Then i will rip up this ersatz book, page by page, AND WRAP THINGS IN IT. -Oct. 15, 1951
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