84  Charing Cross Road Book
Score: 4
From 173 Ratings

84 Charing Cross Road


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1990-10-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140143508

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84 Charing Cross Road Excerpt :

"Those who have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a novel comprised of only letters between the characters, will see how much that best-seller owes 84, Charing Cross Road." -- Medium.com A heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love books This funny, poignant, classic love story unfolds through a series of letters between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a charming, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Discover the relationship that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world, and was the basis for a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft.

84  CHARING CROSS ROAD  Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

84 CHARING CROSS ROAD


  • Author : HELENE. HANFF
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1910898309

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84  Charing Cross Road Book
Score: 4
From 173 Ratings

84 Charing Cross Road


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN 10 : 0670290742

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84  Charing Cross Road Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

84 Charing Cross Road


  • Author : James Roose-Evans
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 0573608490

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84 Charing Cross Road Excerpt :

An unlikely friendship develops from correspondence between a feisty New York writer, a reserved second-hand bookseller in London and, eventually, most of the shop's staff as well. Spans the years 1949 to 1971.

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Book

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : Moyer Bell Limited
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 155921144X

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The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Excerpt :

A zesty memoir of the celebrated writer's travels to England where she meets the cherished friends from 84, Charing Cross Road.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition  Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition


  • Author : Annie Barrows
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679644583

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM This deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places. January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.

Q s Legacy Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Q s Legacy


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0745170048

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The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062442048

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The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Excerpt :

Nancy Mitford meets Nora Ephron in the pages of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff’s delightful travelogue about her “bucket list” trip to London When devoted Anglophile Helene Hanff is invited to London for the English publication of 84, Charing Cross Road—in which she shares two decades of correspondence with Frank Doel, a British bookseller who became a dear friend—she can hardly believe her luck. Frank is no longer alive, but his widow and daughter, along with enthusiastic British fans from all walks of life, embrace Helene as an honored guest. Eager hosts, including a famous actress and a retired colonel, sweep her up in a whirlwind of plays and dinners, trips to Harrod’s, and wild jaunts to their favorite corners of the countryside. A New Yorker who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, Helene Hanff delivers an outsider’s funny yet fabulous portrait of idiosyncratic Britain at its best. And whether she is walking across the Oxford University courtyard where John Donne used to tread, visiting Windsor Castle, or telling a British barman how to make a real American martini, Helene always wears her heart on her sleeve. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street is not only a witty account of two different worlds colliding but also a love letter to England and its literary heritage—and a celebration of the written word’s power to sustain us, transport us, and unite us.

Underfoot In Show Business Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Underfoot In Show Business


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786256188

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In her spirited, witty and vastly entertaining memoir, Helene Hanff recalls her ingenuous attempts to crash Broadway in the early forties as one of “the other 999.” Naive, nearsighted, frequently penniless but hopelessly stagestruck, she found her life governed by Flanagan’s Law: “No matter what happens to you, it’s unexpected.” Therefore, as a prize-winning Theatre Guild protégée with a brilliant future, Helene naturally found that all the producers who were going to produce her plays didn’t, and all the agents who were going to sell her plays couldn’t. Together with her best friend Maxine, an aspiring actress consigned to playing the comedy-ingénue in plays that regularly folded after five performances, she cultivated the “delicate, illegal art of getting everything for nothing”—from free seats to every Broadway show and neighborhood movie and borrowed outfits from Saks to voice lessons for Maxine and Greek lessons for Helene. To keep body and soul together until Broadway fame arrived, they devised an economic survival system that embraced such unlikely jobs as taking street-corner. Reviews — “Miss Hanff, having a good memory and a lively sense of humor, has composed a theater sketch that is realistic as well as hilarious....One of the most amusing recent theater books about the Broadway theater.”—Brooks Atkinson “A delightful book by an irrepressible author....What really lifts the book to a high level of entertainment is the sparkling humor. To describe the incidents wouldn’t do justice to the book’s charm which comes from the style of writing and Miss Hanff’s boundless optimism.”—Library Journal “A gay and entertaining book which also has substance.”—Boston Herald “Hilarious and highly successful. If you need cheering up, this is it. Here’s hoping Miss Hanff finds more failures to write books about.”—Columbus Dispatch

Between Silk and Cyanide Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Between Silk and Cyanide


  • Author : Leo Marks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-04-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743200899

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In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was twenty-two. Soon recognized as a cryptographer of genius, he became head of communications at the Special Operations Executive (SOE), where he revolutionized the codemaking techniques of the Allies and trained some of the most famous agents dropped into occupied Europe. As a top codemaker, Marks had a unique perspective on one of the most fascinating and, until now, little-known aspects of the Second World War. This stunning memoir, often funny, always gripping and acutely sensitive to the human cost of each operation, provides a unique inside picture of the extraordinary SOE organization at work and reveals for the first time many unknown truths about the conduct of the war. SOE was created in July 1940 with a mandate from Winston Churchill to "set Europe ablaze." Its main function was to infiltrate agents into enemy-occupied territory to perform acts of sabotage and form secret armies in preparation for D-Day. Marks's ingenious codemaking innovation was to devise and implement a system of random numeric codes printed on silk. Camouflaged as handkerchiefs, underwear, or coat linings, these codes could be destroyed message by message, and therefore could not possibly be remembered by the agents, even under torture. Between Silk and Cyanide chronicles Marks's obsessive quest to improve the security of agents' codes and how this crusade led to his involvement in some of the war's most dramatic and secret operations. Among the astonishing revelations is his account of the code war between SOE and the Germans in Holland. He also reveals for the first time how SOE fooled the Germans into thinking that a secret army was operating in the Fatherland itself, and how and why he broke the code that General de Gaulle insisted be available only to the Free French. By the end of this incredible tale, tru

The Helene Hanff Omnibus Book

The Helene Hanff Omnibus


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages : 601
  • ISBN 10 : 0233988394

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Girls' and women's soccer has now become an integral part in sports for females. Especially in the USA, girls' and women's soccer is on the way to becoming the number one sport. But this is in no way a simple imitation of men's soccer, because the young female athletes bring a lot of playing sense to the game. Girls, too, love to score, accept one-on-ones and are quick and fit. The focus points of this work are practice-oriented training units which offer practicing and playing with the ball. Each unit - divided into warm-up, focus point and the implementation in the game - is laid out according to the players' ages. Besides a purposeful increase of performance, fun is always a central objective. This work should be useful for the planning and implementation of training for every coach or sports instructor.

A Very Special Year Book

A Very Special Year


  • Author : Thomas Montasser
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780748672

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‘It’s not particularly difficult to run a successful bookshop, thought Valerie: a grasp of the rudiments of business, a sensible plan, a little skill in negotiation, a couple of contacts and a large portion of magic.’ When businesswoman Valerie takes over the bookshop owned by her aunt – who has vanished without trace – her intention is to bring some order to the chaos, and then sell the business. But she has underestimated the power of the little shop. One day she stumbles upon a mysterious book with an unfinished ending. Valerie thinks it must be a defective copy, but when a customer turns up searching for that very book, her view of the shop – and world – shifts, as she is forced to question what is and isn’t possible. A Very Special Year is a declaration of love for literature, for beautiful books, the power and magic of stories as well as proof that the world of the imagination is still alive within us.

The Amazing Language of Medicine Book

The Amazing Language of Medicine


  • Author : Robert B. Taylor
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319503288

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The Amazing Language of Medicine Excerpt :

This book tells the intriguing and often colorful stories of the medical words we use. The origins of clinical and scientific terms can be found in Greek and Latin myths, in places such as jungles of Uganda and the islands of the Aegean Sea, in the names of medicine’s giants such as Hippocrates and Osler, and in some truly unlikely sources. In this book you will learn the answers to questions such as: • What disease was named for an American space flight? • Do you know the echoic word for elephantine rumbling of the bowels? • What drug name was determined by drawing chemists’ notes out of a hat? • What are surfer’s eye, clam digger’s itch, and hide porter’s disease? This book can give you new insights into the terms we use every day in the clinic, hospital, and laboratory. Knowing a word’s history assists in understanding not only what it means, but also some of the connotative subtleties of terms used in diagnosis and treatment. The Amazing Language of Medicine is intended for the enrichment of physicians, other health professionals, students, and anyone involved in clinical care and medical science.

A BOOKSHOP IN ALGIERS Book

A BOOKSHOP IN ALGIERS


  • Author : KAOUTHER ADIMI
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1788164709

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Apple of My Eye Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Apple of My Eye


  • Author : Helene Hanff
  • Publisher : Moyer Bell Limited
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0918825733

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A celebration of the author's lifelong love for New York, this may be the walking tourist's guide to the city. Readers visit the World Trade Center, Wall Street, Fraunces Tavern, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Maps, index.