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84 Charing Cross Road

Hot 1107 views. 2020-12-2 12:56 | book, reading


If you happen to pass by 84 Charing Cross Road, kiss it for me! I owe it so much.


The citation above from the book 84 Charing Cross Road reveals a profound relation between a writer, Helene Hanff, from New York and a secondhand bookseller, Fank Doel, from London. That relation developed them into close friends by regular correspondence for almost twenty years.


The book is in the form of collection of letters between the writer and bookseller. Finally Hanff visited to London which was the city she had never been to before, and met Frank's Family. The two protagonists had never met in life, Frank died before Hanff's arrival which was the pity for hers trip.


That time, internet was not invented yet, and telephone was not that prevalent, letters were the bridge over their communication. A relation is not a such connection built easily, while they did it. 


Many useful expressions and skills in writing I learnt from the book. For beginners, it does not have so many new words, quite suitable and quick for reading this short book. That is beneficial for reading original work.


Post comment Comment (2 replies)

Reply yvonneandmandy 2020-12-2 22:08
Wow, It seems that the book is so interesting and fatastic. I hope that I can find the book one day. I also desire to read it.
Reply teadrinking 2020-12-3 20:34
yvonneandmandy: Wow, It seems that the book is so interesting and fatastic. I hope that I can find the book one day. I also desire to read it.
That would be an enjoyable feeling reading that book.

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