This memoir tells the remarkable story of how Helene Hanff came to write 84, Charing Cross Road, and how its success changed her. Hanff recalls her serendipitous discovery of a volume of lectures by a Cambridge don, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. She devoured Q’s book, and, wanting to read all the books he recommended, began to order them from a small store in London at 84, Charing Cross Road.
Thus began a correspondence that became an enormously popular book, play, television production, and movie, and that finally led to the trip to England -- and a visit to Q’s study -- that she recounts in this exuberant memoir. Hanff pays her debt to her mentor and shares her joyous adventures with her many fans.
"Reading Helene Hanff’s book is like making a new friend -- a charming, wise, and funny one." -- Betty Rollin
"A potpourri . . . easy and assured . . . A delightful companion for the odd hour." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Hanff’s charm is such that when she exults . . . we exult right along with her." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Helene Hanff (1915–1997) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the 1940s and ’50s she wrote plays and television scripts in New York City, but found little success until her best-known book, 84, Charing Cross Road, was published in 1970. The book was a smash hit and has been adapted for the radio, stage, film, and television.
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Descripción Andre Deutsch, 1986. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110708830021