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84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road

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Those who have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a novel comprised of only letters between the characters, will see how much that best-seller owes 84, Charing Cross Road. --

A heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love books

This funny, poignant classic love story showcases the power of the written word to bring people together. The story unfolds through a series of letters between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world and was the basis for the film starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft.

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 10/01/1990
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.58h x 5.46w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780140143508
Age Range: 18-UP

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 01/15/2005 pg. 174
Library Journal 01/01/2005

About the Author
Helene Hanff (1915-1997) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the 1940s and '50s she wrote plays and television scripts in New York City, but found little success until her best-known book, 84, Charing Cross Road, was published in 1970. The book was a smash hit and has been adapted for the radio, stage, film, and television.

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