Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

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A zesty memoir of the celebrated writer's travels to England where she meets the cherished friends from 84, Charing Cross Road.

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Overview

A zesty memoir of the celebrated writer's travels to England where she meets the cherished friends from 84, Charing Cross Road.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a sequel to her book 84, Charing Cross Road, New Yorker Hanff travels to England to meet her pen pals firsthand. Dec.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559211444
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Helene Hanff is the author of APPLE OF MY EYE, THE DUCHESS OF BLOOMSBURY STREET, LETTER FROM NEW YORK, Q'S LEGACY and UNDERFOOT IN SHOW BUSINESS. She wrote a number of books for young readers the best known being MOVERS AND SHAKERS and TERRIBLE THOMAS. Born in Philadelphia, Helene lived most of her life in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2004

    Helene Finally Goes to England

    I adore Hanff's works and am so sad there is so little of it. Since she is no longer living, there will be no more. This book is delightful because she finally gets to travel to her beloved England, and meet people she has only known through the written word for years. I loved this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    quite good

    while i admit that this book is not as good as 84 charing; it is becuase 84 was never, when the words were written, ment to be a published work. 84 was a series of personal/buisness corespondances that stretched over several decades. The duchess, was Hanff's in the moment writing for publishing not for intimate corespondance travelogue. It is because of 84 that she was even able to go to see her, by then, abandonned, and borded up, beloved bookshop. My advice to the skeptical reader; read it if only to satsify yourself that hanff was able to finally visit her intellectual touchstone building, if not the man, across the pond.

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  • Posted January 11, 2015

    A great follow-up to Hanff's better-known "84, Charing Cros

    A great follow-up to Hanff's better-known "84, Charing Cross Road."

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