84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Helene Hanff, American author and screenwriter had a thing for English books. In 1949 she write a little used bookstore in London inquiring about a list of old books that she can not find at reasonable costs in America. That letter began a 20 year friendship by mail with Frank Doel, his family, and the staff at Marks & Co. Booksellers at 84 Charing Cross Road. Helene is witty and sarcastic, Frank is kindhearted and warm.
This was a cute read and I enjoyed Helene's humor. In less than 100 pages you fall in love with these people and hope that Helene makes it to England to met everyone at 84 Charing Cross Road. Helene is certainly someone I would have like to have met.
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