Book Review: 84, Charing Cross Road

18th February 2018

You finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

19th February 2018

🔎 Books written as letters

🔎 Epistolary books

20th February 2018

You marked 84, Charing Cross Road as “Want To Read”

20th April 2022



Subject: Order Number: 000084862

Dear Customer,

Thank you for shopping with Blackwells We are pleased to confirm that the below order has now been dispatched.

84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff

Quantity: 1

Many thanks for shopping with Blackwells! We hope to see you again soon.

Yours sincerely

Customer Services Manager

27th April 2022

Some books arrived for me today!

#bookmail #booktwitter

28th April 2022

WhatsApp Messenger Service

Group Members: Ruth/Sarah

R: Morning!! How’s things? Kids letting you sleep? X

S: No, but the less said about that the better. At least I’ve got a lot of reading done whilst I’ve been up with them in the night. Silver linings?

R: Yeesh. Sorry matey. It gets better, I promise.

R: Read a great little book yesterday, have you heard of it?

S: Don’t know that one. Any good? What’s it about?

R: It’s actually non fiction which had passed me by somehow when I originally added it to my Goodreads TBR a million years ago.

R: It’s a series of letters between a screenwriter (the Helen Hanff credited on the front) and a bookseller in London who she writes to with a list of books she wants. They start in 1949 and write to each other on and off for 20 years. It’s so flipping charming.

S: Ooo, sounds interesting! Can I borrow it?

R: Course. I’ve got a physical copy so I’ll send it you.

R: it’s dinky, less than 100 pages. I started reading whilst the kids were messing about before bed and finished it off after.

R: You get sucked into the correspondence and it’s lovely to see their friendship develop. She has a wicked sense of humour and he is a bit more of a buttoned up British fellow at first. She gives him a hard time sometimes, it’s pretty funny.

R: Was quite interesting to see what she was ordering and her thoughts on books/reading too.

R: Apparently there was a play and a film as well. Ann Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins. Mrs Robinson and Hannibal Lecter exchanging letters.

R: Soz, harped on a bit there, just really loved it. Perfectly formed little book.

S: No worries, it’s what we do isn’t it? Drone on about books??

R: And moan about being tired?

S: And moan about being tired.

29th April 2022

You marked The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street as “Want To Read”

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