84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
84, Charing Cross Road is a charming record of bibliophilia, cultural difference, and imaginative sympathy. For 20 years, an outspoken New York writer and a rather more restrained London bookseller carried on an increasingly touching correspondence. They shared information about books, the conditions in their countries, information about their family and over the years a deep friendship ensued.
84, Charing Cross Road is a very quick and charming read. YA readers who enjoy reading diaries or journals will enjoy reading the lovely letters between Helen and Frank. They are sarcastic and funny, but at the same time incredibly sweet. Readers will enjoy watching the relationship develop. Those who are really interested in reading books about books will enjoy 84 Charing Cross Road as well. There is a little something for everyone, and those wanting a fun cute book they can read in an hour or two will enjoy this book.
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