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ISBN13: 9780140143508
ISBN10: 0140143505
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mrkoffee, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by mrkoffee)
I read this correspondence between the author and the staff at Marks and Co. in one sitting. I learned a lot (I never knew meat and eggs were so hard to come by in England even well into the 1950s), but mostly I just deepened my already profound love of books. (I'll never read an ebook again without feeling a little twinge of guilt!)

Highly recommended for anyone who loves books.
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KristinaMN, December 11, 2011 (view all comments by KristinaMN)
This very readable collection of letters between a broke playwright and screenwriter and a small bookshop in London, bridging two decades (1949-1969), will appeal to bibliophiles everywhere. Historical references to rationing in England after WWII and other details ground the letters in the time period, but they actually resemble an email correspondence of today in many ways. Hanff's humor and warmth, and the friendships she develops with the booksellers she has never met, remind us that books have the power not only to inform, entertain, and persuade us, but to connect us to each other, as well.
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Shannon Bodenstein, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by Shannon Bodenstein)
When I first picked up this thin little book 15 years ago, I couldn't imagine getting much out of it. Boy, was I wrong! In relatively brief letters back and forth between New York and London, you get the feel for English bookshops, mid-century Manhattan, the life of a freelance writer living hand to mouth. Her words are funny, touching, and so descriptive in so few words. A complete joy to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140143508
Other:
Hanff, Helene
Other:
Doel, Frank
Author:
Hanff, Helene
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
London
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Hanff, helene, 1916-1997
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Hanff, Helene - Correspondence
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
De luxe gift ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
143
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.58x5.46x.30 in. .20 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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