84 Charing Cross Road: The Book, the play, the movie or the bookstore?
84 Charing Cross Road: The book, the play, the movie or the bookstore?
Well some of you might remember there was a book that came out in the 1970’s called 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. Later it was made into a Play and then around 1987 Ann Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins made a movie about it.
The story is about a relationship that lasts about 20+ years through correspondence between the book seller Anthony Hopkins and the book buyer Ann Bancroft it is a very moving story where the two develop a friendship. If you have not seen it I would recommend it, if you are a fan of Anthony Hopkins of Dr Lechter of the Silence of the Lambs fameJ.
On our last trip to London, Diane and I searched, but the bookstore was not there or we just could not find it and after returning state side, I kept researching it, and sadly I learned that it closed some time ago.
So you can image my surprise, the other day I was looking on Amazon.com trying to find one of Mark Bowden’s Books and the Bookseller who was selling it was 84 Charing Cross Road, London, England.
I was so thrilled that even though the book was not a Hardcover Ed. Which we collect, instead it was just a paperback, but the fact that it was from the same bookstore I had to have itJ. See for yourself do not take my word for it, the book was in mint condition, shipped just like in the Novel & the Movie; it was the best $10 I spent.
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