Review 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, Penguin Books 1970, 97 pages
What a delight! quick, funny, short, smart, DELIGHTFUL. Helene Hanff was quite a character. You can read much more about Ms. Hanff by visiting Citizen Reader’s series from mid April 2009 => click here.
Ms. Hanff wrote letters to a bookseller in England and this book describes the relationships she has with books, the employees and family of the bookshop over the course of 20+ years.
I had first heard about 84, Cross Charing Road in a post by Jessica of The Bluestocking Society a looooooong time ago claiming it as one of those books everyone should read. I had never heard of it. CR gave me the kick in the butt. FINALLY, I got around to it and I can’t tell you just how charming it is. This would be an excellent book for a Read-A-Thon if you like a sense of satisfaction for number of books completed, it won’t take but an hour or two to read – - if that, you will laugh out loud, and you will be delightfully charmed. I dare you to not be.
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I am looking forward to seeing the movie.
This is a repeat of a paragraph I posted in a previous post…