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    • ISBN:9780751503845
    • Publication date:01 Sep 1982
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84 Charing Cross Road

By Helene Hanff

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A timeless classic that should be on every book-lover's 'must read' list. First published in 1971, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD has never been out of print.

This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London'. DAILY TELEGRAPH
Told in a series of letters in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD and then in diary form in the second part THE DUCHESS OF BLOOMSBURY STREET, this true story has touched the hearts of thousands.

Biographical Notes

Helene Hanff wrote letters all her life as well as being the author of many books for children and articles for the NEW YORKER and HARPER'S.
She died in 1997.

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  • ISBN: 9781860498503
  • Publication date: 03 Oct 2002
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Virago
A lovely new edition of this classic title — Good Book Guide
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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