Publisher description for 84, Charing Cross Road / by Helene Hanff.


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This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and_a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world.

"84, Charing Cross Road will beguile and put you in tune with mankind... It will provide an emollient for the spirit and sheath for the exposed nerve." --_The New York Times

"A unique, throat-lumping, side-splitting treasure." --_San Francisco Examiner


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hanff, Helene -- Correspondence.
Doel, Frank -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.