84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road

by Helene Hanff
84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road

by Helene Hanff


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What do you get when a freelance writer in NYC writes a letter to a used bookseller in London searching for a book? The beginning of a 20-year relationship. 84, Charing Cross Road is a delightful, poignant, funny classic love story that will charm your heart now as it did when it was first published in 1970.

"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." — Medium.com

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

This funny, poignant, classic love 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 charming, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Discover the relationship that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world, and was the basis for a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140143508
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1990
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 44,749
Product dimensions: 5.07(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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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