2011: 6. 84, Charing Cross Road

“Gentlemen,

Your ad in the Sunday Review of Literature says  that you specialize in out-of-print books.”

84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff

            This is an absolute charmer of a book, an epistolatory tale of the relationship founded between an American writer, seeking out of print books, and a little bookshop in London, located on Charing Cross Road.  Though they never meet, they become dear friends, and the letter between them are lovely.  It a short book (97 pages), and not much happens, but by the end you love Helene and her bookshop friends. It’s hard to explain the allure, but by the end of the book you have a fondness for Hanff, and her English friends.  If you can find a copy, I recommend it highly, and I hope to find her other books to read!  Next up - the filmed version, which is on Netflix!

Categories:  Non-Fiction, Re-Read

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017