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84 Charing Cross Road [Duchess of Bloomsbury Street]

84 Charing Cross Road [Duchess of Bloomsbury Street]

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 220
Year: 1980

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: Important Books
ISBN: 8087888723
Pages: 72
Year: 2013-01
What started as a request for an out-of-print book evolved into a 20-year friendship between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York, and Frank Doel, a used-book dealer in London.
84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751543748
Pages: 240
Year: 2010-10-07
This work 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.
84 Charing Cross Audio Dd

84 Charing Cross Audio Dd

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher:
ISBN: 1405503122
Pages:
Year: 2007-02-01
INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE READERS 'Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialize in out-of-print books. The phrase 'antiquarian book-sellers' scares me somewhat, as I equate 'antique' with expensive. I am a poor writer with an antiquarian taste in books and all the things I want are impossible to get over here except in very expensive rare editions, or in Barnes & Noble's grimy, marked-up schoolboy copies.' So begins the delightfully reticent 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. For 20 years, this outspoken New York writer and Frank Doel, a rather more restrained London bookseller carry on an increasingly touching correspondence. No doubt their letters would have continued, but in 1969, a letter informed Helene that Frank Doel had died. In the collection's penultimate entry, Helene Hanff urges a tourist friend, ''If you happen to pass by 84 Charing Cross Road, kiss it for me. I owe it so much.''
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006244204X
Pages: 137
Year: 2016-07-12
Nancy Mitford meets Nora Ephron in the pages of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff’s delightful travelogue about her “bucket list” trip to London When devoted Anglophile Helene Hanff is invited to London for the English publication of 84, Charing Cross Road—in which she shares two decades of correspondence with Frank Doel, a British bookseller who became a dear friend—she can hardly believe her luck. Frank is no longer alive, but his widow and daughter, along with enthusiastic British fans from all walks of life, embrace Helene as an honored guest. Eager hosts, including a famous actress and a retired colonel, sweep her up in a whirlwind of plays and dinners, trips to Harrod’s, and wild jaunts to their favorite corners of the countryside. A New Yorker who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, Helene Hanff delivers an outsider’s funny yet fabulous portrait of idiosyncratic Britain at its best. And whether she is walking across the Oxford University courtyard where John Donne used to tread, visiting Windsor Castle, or telling a British barman how to make a real American martini, Helene always wears her heart on her sleeve. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street is not only a witty account of two different worlds colliding but also a love letter to England and its literary heritage—and a celebration of the written word’s power to sustain us, transport us, and unite us.
Between Silk and Cyanide

Between Silk and Cyanide

Author: Leo Marks
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752471600
Pages: 480
Year: 2012-07-01
In 1942, with a black-market chicken under his arm, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went to war. He was twenty-two and a cryptopgraher of genius. In Between Silk and Cyanide, his critically acclaimed account of his time in SOE, Marks tells how he revolutionised the code-making techniques of the Allies, trained some of the most famous agents dropped into France including Violette Szabo and 'the White Rabbit', and why he wrote haunting verse including his 'The Life that I have' poem. He reveals for the first time the disastrous dimensions of the code war between SOE and the Germans in Holland; how the Germans were fooled into thinking a Secret Army was operating in the Fatherland itself, and how and why he broke General de Gaulle's secret code. Both thrilling and poignant, Marks's book is truly one of the last great Second World War memoirs.
84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 1844085244
Pages: 256
Year: 2008-07-03
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.
84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road

Author: James Roose-Evans
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573608490
Pages: 105
Year: 1983

Underfoot In Show Business

Underfoot In Show Business

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786256185
Pages: 145
Year: 2015-11-06
In her spirited, witty and vastly entertaining memoir, Helene Hanff recalls her ingenuous attempts to crash Broadway in the early forties as one of “the other 999.” Naive, nearsighted, frequently penniless but hopelessly stagestruck, she found her life governed by Flanagan’s Law: “No matter what happens to you, it’s unexpected.” Therefore, as a prize-winning Theatre Guild protégée with a brilliant future, Helene naturally found that all the producers who were going to produce her plays didn’t, and all the agents who were going to sell her plays couldn’t. Together with her best friend Maxine, an aspiring actress consigned to playing the comedy-ingénue in plays that regularly folded after five performances, she cultivated the “delicate, illegal art of getting everything for nothing”—from free seats to every Broadway show and neighborhood movie and borrowed outfits from Saks to voice lessons for Maxine and Greek lessons for Helene. To keep body and soul together until Broadway fame arrived, they devised an economic survival system that embraced such unlikely jobs as taking street-corner. Reviews — “Miss Hanff, having a good memory and a lively sense of humor, has composed a theater sketch that is realistic as well as hilarious....One of the most amusing recent theater books about the Broadway theater.”—Brooks Atkinson “A delightful book by an irrepressible author....What really lifts the book to a high level of entertainment is the sparkling humor. To describe the incidents wouldn’t do justice to the book’s charm which comes from the style of writing and Miss Hanff’s boundless optimism.”—Library Journal “A gay and entertaining book which also has substance.”—Boston Herald “Hilarious and highly successful. If you need cheering up, this is it. Here’s hoping Miss Hanff finds more failures to write books about.”—Columbus Dispatch
Letter from New York

Letter from New York

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 0060975431
Pages: 140
Year: 1993-04-01
From the bestselling author of 84, Charing Cross Road comes the beguiling, funny, touching tale of life in New York City. For six years, Hanff held captive audiences all over the world with her monthly broadcasts on the BBC Woman's Hour. In five-minute vignettes, she conveyed life in "The Big Apple". Now these stories are
Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

Author: Helene Hanff
Publisher: Moyer Bell Limited
ISBN: 0918825733
Pages: 144
Year: 1995-01-01
A celebration of the author's lifelong love for New York, this may be the walking tourist's guide to the city. Readers visit the World Trade Center, Wall Street, Fraunces Tavern, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Maps, index.
84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 63
Year: 1983
Chronicles the trans-Atlantic friendship of a struggling young American writer and the staff at a London bookshop, through their correspondence.
On The Art of Reading

On The Art of Reading

Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521736838
Pages: 236
Year: 2008-09-18
Reading skills - English.
84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road

Author: Peter Michael Pober
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 210
Year: 1991

The Fatal Englishman

The Fatal Englishman

Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307523608
Pages: 336
Year: 2009-07-01
In The Fatal Englishman, his first work of nonfiction, Sebastian Faulks explores the lives of three remarkable men. Each had the seeds of greatness; each was a beacon to his generation and left something of value behind; yet each one died tragically young. Christopher Wood, only twenty-nine when he killed himself, was a painter who lived most of his short life in the beau monde of 1920s Paris, where his charm, good looks, and the dissolute life that followed them sometimes frustrated his ambition and achievement as an artist. Richard Hillary was a WWII fighter pilot who wrote a classic account of his experiences, The Last Enemy, but died in a mysterious training accident while defying doctor’s orders to stay grounded after horrific burn injuries; he was twenty-three. Jeremy Wolfenden, hailed by his contemporaries as the brightest Englishman of his generation, rejected the call of academia to become a hack journalist in Cold War Moscow. A spy, alcoholic, and open homosexual at a time when such activity was still illegal, he died at the age of thirty-one, a victim of his own recklessness and of the peculiar pressures of his time. Through the lives of these doomed young men, Faulks paints an oblique portrait of English society as it changed in the twentieth century, from the Victorian era to the modern world. From the Trade Paperback edition.