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June 21, 2018

84, Charing Cross Road



84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Nonfiction - Memoir
1990 Penguin Books (First published in 1970)
Finished on November 14, 2017
Rating: 5/5 (Excellent!)

Publisher's Blurb:

This charming classic, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London. 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 will grab your heart and not let go.

I don't know how many times I've read this delightful book of letters, but I fall in love with it every time I pick it up. Last year I read it in one day for Nonfiction November and in spite of knowing the ending, I still got choked up when I read the letter to Helene from Frank's secretary.

You can read my previous post for 84, Charing Cross Road here.

8 comments:

  1. I loved this one too!

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    1. Kathy, I could read it every year!

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  2. It's been a long time since I read this one. I ought to reread it.

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  3. An all-time favorite here, too!

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    1. JoAnn, I think I'll watch the movie tonight. It's just as good!

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  4. This is one book I always wanted to read and I know it's pretty brief as well. On the "read now" list it goes.

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    1. Diane, it's so quick and enjoyable. I do hope you get a copy and enjoy it as much as I have.

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