Letter from New York: BBC Woman's Hour Broadcasts
For six years, Helene Hanff held captive audiences all over the world with her monthly broadcasts on the BBC's 'Woman's Hour.' In five-minute vignettes, she managed to convey the essential New York City: life in a high rise apartment building ('the last small town in America'); annals of Chester-the-Sheepdog, Duke, the German shepherd, and their friends; the tree-lighting,...more
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Author Helene Hanff turns the quotidian into marvelous, relatable tales even if you have never lived in New York City. My cousin lived and worked in Manhattan in the 70s and 80s - the time covered in Hanff’s memoir- and I remember he always said that ...more
I loved how Helene described all the different parts of New York. It gives great insight for those who only know New York from the TV and books. I could almost hear the hustle and bustle of the streets, I got that feeling ...more
I find it odd that someone used the picture from my blog as the picture of this book... not that I mind what with my devotion to Hanff!
This is Hanff's "love letter" to New York City. I used to live in New York in the early 2000s, and I've discovered that there's something very real about that slogan: I Heart NY. It is so true that this city has the ability to worm its way into your heart! The book is set in the late 1970s and early 80s, but even so, I easily recognized New York City. It didn't ch ...more
Letter from New York is slightly different. Where 84, Charing Cross Road is filled with the actual correspondence between Helene Hanff and the staff of a London book shop, Letter from New York is filled ...more
Other than 84 Charring Cross Road, this is my favorite book written by Hanff. Letter from New York is full of cute anecdotes (which don't normally like, but loved in this book).
Hanff gives us yet more glimpses into her life, but this time, it is completely directed at an audience - an ...more
Her career, which saw her move from writing unproduced plays to helping create some of the earliest television dramas to becoming a kind of professional New Y ...more