84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff inspired a wonderful movie I watched on TCM not long ago staring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft. The story so moved me that I decided to find a copy of the book to read.
This is a humorous and often touching collection of letters between Helene Hanff, a New York writer, and Frank Doel, a book seller in Great Britain, over the course of twenty years. The book was published in 1970, but the sentiment is just as fresh as ever. There are many references to books long forgotten which Helene was requesting from the bookstore overseas. Reading the letters between these friends reminded me of a ten plus year email friendship I have with Sharlene, a former online classmate in Sweden. What a gift that relationship has been in my life.
I trust many of my followers have similar relationships and am grateful to be able to share this review with you! It is a lovely little book. Enjoy!