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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.
Loved it!!! it is a book I wish I had not read yet to be able to read it for the first time... AGAIN. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Kindle Customer
Like many people, I saw a movie first. Naturally, due to media constraints, you expect certain amount of the book to be homogenized. Therefore, I wanted to read what was missing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bernie
I am going to sound ignorant when I say that I didn't know Barnes and Noble existed in 1949, when Helene Hanff's letters begin. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. B. Taylor
One of my all time favorite epistolary works. I own a paperback that is falling apart so I needed a new copy for my shelves. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Gaylin