Book Reviews of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
Author: Helene Hanff
ISBN-13: 9780380006342
ISBN-10: 0380006340
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 137
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a wonderful book. Helene Hanff finally gets to fulfill her dream of visiting England and meeting some of her 'penpals' from the book store at 84 Charing Cross Road. She meets many wonderful people and visits so many sites of her favorite books and authors. For anyone who has ever enjoyed English literature; for anyone who has ever longed to visit the places they read about; reading this book is almost as good as getting to go yourself. One of the best things about Hanff's writing is her dry sense of humor and it is additionally worth reading just for that.
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The author's thoughts on her visit to London (from page 60), also describe my feeling reading this book:

...every time I mail a postcard home I could use Euphoria as a return address.
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84 Charing Cross Road was Helene's account of her 20 year relationship with a London bookstore staff-a special relationship conducted by mail from her NY home before, during and after WWII. For many years she was unable to make the journey to meet these people and when she finally did (in 1970) she wrote this acount. If you love books and bookstores and other likeminded people, this one's for you!
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The author of "84 Charing Cross Road" travels to England. Hanff is a wonderful writer.
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This is the sequel to 84 Charing Cross Road. Miss Hanff finally achieves her dream of visiting England. Presented in the form of a diary, this book describes her adventures visiting various points of interest, meeting Frank's family, and so on. A lovely book - definitely worth reading!
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A great book - if you have read 84, Charing Cross Road, than you must read this book.
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This is the sequel to "84 Charing Cross Road" in which Helen Hanff carries on a 21 year correspondence with a London bookseller. In this book she visits England and delights in what she finds.
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Enchanting.
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Hanff's voice remains a delight, but as I have not visited London, I wasn't thrilled by this book the way I was with "84, Charing Cross Road." Her notes from when she finally does make it to England are fun and quirky as ever, but I think you would "get" what she is talking about much better if you'd been there too.
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This is the sequel to 84 Charing Cross Road, which I've also posted.
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sequal to 84 charing cross road. 84 was in letter format and a love letter to books. All about the author's 20 year letters back and forth with a bookstore in London. This was written in diary format and a love letter to London. All about her visit to England for 3-4 weeks, the places she went and both new and old friends she visited with. Was a quick read and enchanting.
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I LOVE the writing of Helene Hanff and this book is no exception. It is in diary form and covers the several weeks she visited London after 84 Charing Cross Road was published. Her descriptions and glimpses of history and people are written in words of profound insight. I wish I had found her sooner. :)