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Two years later, Hanff is outraged that Marks & Co. has dared to send an abridged Pepys diary. "i enclose two limp singles, i will make do with this thing till you find me a real Pepys. THEN i will rip up this ersatz book, page by page, AND WRAP THINGS IN IT." Nonetheless, her postscript asks whether they want fresh or powdered eggs for Christmas. Soon they're sharing news of Frank's family and Hanff's career. No doubt their letters would have continued, but in 1969, the firm's secretary informed her that Frank Doel had died. In the collection's penultimate entry, Helene Hanff urges a tourist friend, "If you happen to pass by 84, Charing Cross Road, kiss it for me. I owe it so much."
It is a love letter to the world of great literature while telling the story of a long distance friendship.
I've re-read the book several times since I first read it many years ago and each time it's like revisiting old friends.
Enjoyed this book greatly, it was a quick read and it was enjoyable to read, i would recommend it to others.
Charming, sweet; I' ll never forget this book. I wish there were more like this.Published 15 days ago by Janice
I love this book. I Usually stick to novels, but this little book has a good story that kept me reading to the end. Also plenty of passages worth underlining for rereading. Read morePublished 21 days ago by E. D. Evans
The only way this wonderful little collection of letters could be better is to be longer but it is delight to read just as it is. The film version is great too.Published 26 days ago by Paul Evans
If you love books, bookstores and good writing, you will love this book.Published 1 month ago by Glen
I read this book years ago and bought another copy for a niece plus a copy of the movie.Published 1 month ago by jimx