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For six years, the author of 84 Charing Cross Road captivated audiences with her monthly BBC broadcasts about her unique adventures living in New York City. Now collected in a charming volume, these vignettes capture an intimate and quirky New York--a witty and humorous depiction that will be treasured by all her admirers.

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Katey
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Excellent writer!
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2018
I love Helene Hanff and own all of her books. I saw 84 Charring Cross Road before I read the book and both book and movie are Excellent! I would recommend to anyone. Excellent writer and storyteller. Love her New York attitude. Anne Bancroft was perfect playing Helene... See more
I love Helene Hanff and own all of her books. I saw 84 Charring Cross Road before I read the book and both book and movie are Excellent! I would recommend to anyone. Excellent writer and storyteller. Love her New York attitude. Anne Bancroft was perfect playing Helene in the movie. I love books, so I found it very easy to love Helen Hanff and her love of books as well.
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Delightful Book. The vendor had a charming note inside
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
The book was delightful. The book was recommended by an editor with the Baton Rouge "Advocate" in a recent article. It was the sort of book that those who have lived in NYC or are "wanna be" New Yorkers, would love. Great stories about experiences with people who are... See more
The book was delightful. The book was recommended by an editor with the Baton Rouge "Advocate" in a recent article. It was the sort of book that those who have lived in NYC or are "wanna be" New Yorkers, would love. Great stories about experiences with people who are residents. I would recommend it to all.
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Karen Toney
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a wonderful, author
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019
Helene Hanff is a favorite author. I have enjoyed several of her books. This book put a personality to the author, inviting us into her world. A luck find!
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Jhenry
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A time capsule of New York
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
I bought a used copy. It came in good, though obviously used condition. I love Ms Hanff’s essays on the New York of the 1970’s and 80’s. Each one is a small time capsule and written with such incredible love for New York.
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LINDA K. KITTELSON
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Love this book😊
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2019
This is a quick read - excellent way to spend an afternoon! So sweet - so entertaining
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SandykayakTop Contributor: Camping
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Short and Sweet
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2016
I recently discovered that one of my favorite movies (84 Charing Cross Road) was based on a book of letters by Helene Hanff. I quickly ordered it as well as some of her others. "Letters from New York..." arrived shortly after I returned from visiting... See more
I recently discovered that one of my favorite movies (84 Charing Cross Road) was based on a
book of letters by Helene Hanff. I quickly ordered it as well as some of her others.

"Letters from New York..." arrived shortly after I returned from visiting my son who lives in Lower Manhattan. I tried to visualize the author''s stories about life in a big city and the community of neighbors sharing refrigerators for large parties etc. I wonder if things are still like that.

These vignettes were written for a British
audience and it was interesting to read the explanations/translations. What made it more real was imagining Anne Bancroft as the writer.

This book will go to my son for him to read and pass on.
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L. White
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Helene Hanff a great author
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2010
Loved ''84 Charing Cross Road" movie because of Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins. Then found out the author had written other books. I now own them all and re-read them (which I never do). Very interesting and entertaining. Like having your best friend tell you stories... See more
Loved ''84 Charing Cross Road" movie because of Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins. Then found out the author had written other books. I now own them all and re-read them (which I never do). Very interesting and entertaining. Like having your best friend tell you stories in your living room.
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Pamela M. Robison
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Always entertaining!
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2021
Love everything by Helena Hanff!
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edel
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A Fantastic Writer!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 2, 2012
Helene Hanff is my favourite writer and after reading this book my opinion of her and her writing style only increased again. Helene has a way of writing that is more like she is talking to you personally . Her writing style is modest and friendly and I really wished she...See more
Helene Hanff is my favourite writer and after reading this book my opinion of her and her writing style only increased again. Helene has a way of writing that is more like she is talking to you personally . Her writing style is modest and friendly and I really wished she had written more books!! In this book Helene was asked to broadcast a five minute segment for the BBC women''s hour. They could not have picked a better person in my opinion.What started of as about 6 months work turned out to be more like 6 years. The scripts from the show are what are contained in this book. Helene gives us a look at life in New York though her eyes through the different months of the year. This is a wonderful non fiction book that really brings New York alive to me even though I have never been there myself. It was a pleasure to read and I urge all fans of Helene or New York to read this. It is truly a gem !!!
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Mrs. C. J. Eager
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Have heard some of this before.... but it doesn''t matter.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2016
Some of the stories are re-tellings of things in 84 Charing Cross Road and other books, but none the worse for that. Told with the customary humour and enjoyment,
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Mrs. K. M. Hunt
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A nice enjoyable read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 21, 2018
Arrived promptly. A nice, clean copy and as enjoyable and readable as all her books are.
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liz
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If you enjoyed ''84, Charing Cross Road''
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 21, 2017
Another interesting read from Helene Hanff. If you enjoyed ''84, Charing Cross Road'', you''ll enjoy this book. An easy, enjoyable read.
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nina
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 24, 2018
Brilliant - read it
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