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84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
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Aug 09, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: writers, readers, book lovers and london-lovers
Read in June, 2007

Nonfiction. An easy read for an evening with tea and biscuits. Helen Hanff writes letters to a bookseller at 84 Charing Cross Rd. requesting he send her various copies of books (classics). While they converse over the course of decades via mail, both letters show the cultural differences of the U.S. and the U.K., as well as reflect the wartime atmosphere in London. Great read.

What's even better is I purchased a book while in london on Charing Cross road. It's my new favorite.
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message 1: by Ann (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:04PM) (new)

Ann Badger This is also one of my favorite books. It's a wonderful read aloud book because it's in short snippets. I thought Hanff had SO much personality and their relationship was so just makes you see the bookworld in a whole different light.

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