Saturday, June 1, 2013

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
This is a charming book of letters back and forth between the author, who lives in New York, and the employees of a bookstore in London that she purchases books from. The letters begin in 1949 and for several years, we see that Helene sent care packages of food via catalog order to the bookstore employees because at that time, many foods were rationed and difficult to procure. It is cute and interesting and a fun read.

1 comment:

  1. I remember just loving this book! They made an excellent movie out of it starring Anthony Hopkins. This was back in the '80s.