Feb 29, 12
Hester, potential visitors to London
Read from February 26 to 29, 2012
I read 84, Charing Cross Road
several years ago at the suggestion of one of my professors in library school. I recently got the chance to see the movie with Ann Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins, and it was wonderful! I read this sequel right on the heels of seeing the movie. What a great story. Written in diary form, it tells of the author's visit to London in 1971. What I chuckled at was her reasoning that since her brother gave her $100.00 for the trip, that amount would enable her to stay in London an extra week
! Times have changed. It is apparent that this woman lived life to its fullest. She was well-read, and well-liked by just about everyone who met her. Her descriptions of what she saw and did in London and its surroundings would make entertaining reading for anyone who is considering a visit to England.