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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An all too brief but enjoyable and witty collection of letters of correspondence between Helene Hanff from N. I feel vaguely guilty about owning it. This is an actual correspondence gone awfully right. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. People have been interacting kind of anonymously for a long time, without dating apps or the internet.

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This is a gem of a book. I first read 84, Charing Cross Road back in the 70s. Even though she was unable to visit London, Hanff’s sincere writing left me with a smile as I envisioned her thrill of opening the letters and packages that emerged from a simple correspondence. I alternately found myself smiling and laughing, and simply drank in all of it. Around the Year i 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.


In addition, the UK still had rationing after the Second World War and this lasted untiland so these food parcels were very welcome. They told her to write ve essay in Early Anglo-Saxon on any-subject-of-her-own-choosing. While money did not allow her to travel, Hanff had an open invitation to visit London and stay as a guest of any of the shop employees.

Consequently I chxring to purchase it.

The apartment building where she lived at E. What about the shipping charges? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

84, Charing Cross Road

It was surrounded by many of the same titles collected by Helene Hanff. THere is no plaque.

For those not in the know, as I sat on the floor finishing the last few letters, I became the center pole of a blanket tent being assembled by my three preschool children. None of the pen pals ended up amounting to much, but it was thrilling to receive letters from them in the mail. It is not a love story or a romance, charinh a series of letters between two book lovers from the late s to the late s.

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

This slim book starts as a collection of letters exchanged between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel, but also other staff and family members, between George Martin Eleanor David The second part of the book starts in and we follow Helene as she becomes an author and reminisces about her links with England and the people that touched her heart.

She did not care to read a volume of history by someone who had not lived through the times toad which she wished to learn.


Loved every single page of this wonderful little novel, told in letters. Could things get any better? You can read …more In old books, several pages were printed on a single sheet of paper and the reader would have to cut separate the pages themselves.

Trevor Amen to that. Short, funny and charming.

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This shocked me And what mattered to me and Helene was: I marveled at their hanfff — not just in the gifts they gave one another, but more importantly, their generosity of spirit, how they gave so freely of their thoughts, gratitude, wishes, grievances, and forgiveness.

Was this review helpful to you? This was the start of a relationship that was to last 20 years in the end.

View all 22 comments. And the letters were not written by some literary giants. My copy of this little book came from the shelves of a professor of charint and folklore. Early on, Hanff also sends care packages of food and stockings to the bookstore, much-needed in a time of post-World War II rationing.

As shortages increased, long queues became commonplace.