Tuesday, May 31, 2016
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, 97 pages
Helene Hanff was a New Yorker with a hankering for classic British literature and she couldn't afford to buy the books from New York book sellers, or often find what she wanted. She began a 20 year correspondence and love fest in 1949 with a bookstore, Marks & Co. Booksellers located at 84, Charing Cross Road, London.
The book is a collection of the real letters that were exchanged between Helene and Frank Doel (and others) at the store. Beautiful, wonderful, uplifting. And oh yes, jolly good!