Cover design by Marion Dorn
It all began in 1949 with a letter enquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road, London. As Helene's warm and witty letters gradually break down the reserve of bookseller Frank Doel, a friendship across the miles flourishes, lasting twenty years. No doubt it would have continued, but in 1969 the firm's secretary wrote to let Helene know of Frank's death. 'If you happen to pass by 84 Charing Cross Road', Helene later writes to a London-bound friend, 'kiss it for me. I owe it so much.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 346 g
Dimensions: 200 x 134 x 25 mm
A must for anyone who reads - the correspondence between book lover Helen Hanff and Messers Marks & Cross of Charing Cross Road has been reissued. * Daily Express *
Unmitigated delight from cover to cover * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
A real-life love story . . . A timeless period piece. Do read it * WALL STREET JOURNAL *
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