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84 Charing Cross Road + The Duchess Of Bloomsbury Street

by Helene Hanff 84¬†Charing Cross Road: ¬†is probably Helene’s most well known work, having been made into a successful film starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft. As it happens, one of my favourite films. The story is told through the 20 year correspondence between Miss Hanff, in New York, and Marks & Co. antiquarian book… Continue reading 84 Charing Cross Road + The Duchess Of Bloomsbury Street

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By Ann Shaffer. It’s January 1946 just a few months after the end of World War Two. Writer Juliet Ashton is wondering what she should write about next. During the war she wrote a humours column for the Spectator, Izzy Bickerstaff Goes To War, under that eponymous pseudonym. After the war, the collected columns were… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society