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84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
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Mar 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, non-fiction
Recommended to Ruthiella by: www.citizenreader.com
Read in March, 2011

The book is a collection of correspondence between Helene Hanff in NYC and the staff (in particular Mr. Frank Doel) of a London bookstore, beginning in 1949 and spanning 20 years. This is a slim volume, less than 200 pages; however it is surprisingly moving. Really, this book might make you tear up a bit. It did me. What starts as a simple, formal request for a few books becomes a real and lovely friendship, due in no small part to Hanff’s wit and generosity.
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message 1: by Greta (new)

Greta This one sounds really good. I just requested it from the library.


Ruthiella You can't go wrong. And it is so short!


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