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84 Charing Cross Road
by Helene Hanff | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wombles of Caboolture, Queensland Australia on 5/25/2005
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by surfenkitten): travelling


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wombles from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, May 25, 2005

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The famous 84 charing cross road, I had never heard of it until everyone on BC started talking about it, so will read it as it looks like a quick read. 


Journal Entry 2 by wombles at 385 St Pauls Terrace in Fortitude Valley, Queensland Australia on Saturday, June 04, 2005

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Released 12 yrs ago (6/3/2005 UTC) at 385 St Pauls Terrace in Fortitude Valley, Queensland Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by Neesy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, June 05, 2005

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Picked up at Convention planning meeting on Saturday. 


Journal Entry 4 by Neesy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, September 24, 2006

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I love this book. I read it very quickly and couldn't stop laughing at her lovely writing style.
Looking forward to watching the film!

Released at Toowoomba meet on Saturday 23 October during Carnival of Flowers.
 


Journal Entry 5 by tiddley from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Thursday, September 28, 2006

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caught at Toowoomba/Brisbane/Gold Coast at meetup in Toowoomba - good food, good company, lovely weather, and flowers 


Journal Entry 6 by tiddley at Stones Corner Hotel in Stones Corner, Queensland Australia on Saturday, August 18, 2007

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Released 9 yrs ago (8/18/2007 UTC) at Stones Corner Hotel in Stones Corner, Queensland Australia

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Meet up Aug 07 


Journal Entry 7 by frangipani08 at Joywan Internet Cafe in Toowong, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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Released 9 yrs ago (8/22/2007 UTC) at Joywan Internet Cafe in Toowong, Queensland Australia

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Erinoc brought me these books from the August Brisbane meetup. 


Journal Entry 8 by Neesy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Thursday, September 20, 2007

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Picked up from the internet cafe at Toowong today.
Will re-release soon. 


Journal Entry 9 by whitequeen from Ipswich, Queensland Australia on Sunday, July 06, 2008

9 out of 10

Collected from the book buffet at the ABC 2008 (Australian Bookcrossing Convention) Trivia Night.

One of my very favourite books.
What's not to love ...London, New York, post war time rationing, book shops, great characters ....and a lovely correspondence between booklovers united by a love of literature.

(...and it includes discussions about my favourite things....oooooold books! I really am at a disadvantage in discussions of literature after about 1960. Such a wealth of reading, I may never get to this century. Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins were just perfect in the 1987 movie.)

....and because I already have a copy, of course, I have someone in mind to send it to. It's a book that really needs to travel.
Ummm...this week. 


Journal Entry 10 by whitequeen from Ipswich, Queensland Australia on Sunday, July 06, 2008

8 out of 10

This is a good book to release anywhere....and is off on a journey!

The person at the other end has probably read you....but even if she has I know she loves to sprinkle books everywhere.

Happy travels! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Saturday, July 19, 2008

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This copy of one of my absolute favorite books fetched up in the post tucked inside a package filled with lots of goodies that seem to have sprung both from the Aussie Convention and the kind heart of whitequeen. I recently gave copies of this book to antof9, who had never read it. She loved it so much that she wanted to ring it (and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, but didn't want to give up her copy. Low and behold, I had spare copies of both, that I'd rescued from a rubbish bin (tossed because their covers were less than perfect. Hmph.) Anyhow, with the journal entries from both books reporting in regularly, I'm regretting I didn't re-read before sending off. And now comes this well-loved copy as an answer to my prayer!

I shall re-read, journal and pass along, because that's what BookCrossers do.

Many thanks to Whitequeen for sending this on, and for all the past readers for filling it with such lovely "vibes".

xxx
czukie

One of my alltime favorite books. Through the actual letters between a used book store in London and an avid reader in the US, it is possible to get a glimpse of the world in 1949 and after. I always find myself fascinated by the correspondence and daunted by Hanff's reading list. Here's a partial list of the books mentioned in the book. Maybe I should use it as my "I need to read these books" list?

Partial list of the books Helen Hanff ordered from Marks & Co. and mentioned in 84 Charing Cross Road (Talk about an impressive Mount TBR!)

* Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice, (1813)
* Arkwright, Francis trans. Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon
* Belloc, Hillaire. Essays.
* Catullus - Loeb Classics
* Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales translated by Hill,published by Longmans 1934)
* Delafield, E.M., Diary of a Provincial Lady
* Dobson, Austen ed.. The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers
* Donne, John Sermons
* Elizabethan Poetry
* Graham, Kenneth, The Wind in the Willows
* Greek New Testament
* Grolier Bible
* Hazlitt, William. Selected Essays Of William Hazlitt 1778 To 1830, Nonesuch Press edition.
* Horace - Loeb Classics
* Hunt, Leigh. Essays.
* Johnson, Samuel, On Shakespeare, 1908, Intro by Walter Raleigh
* Jonson, Ben. Timber
* Lamb, Charles. Essays of Elia, (1823).
* Landor, Walter Savage. Vol II of The Works and Life of Walter Savage Landor (1876) - Imaginary Conversations
* Latin Bible
* Latin New Testament
* Latin Vulgate Dictionary
* Leonard, R. M. ed. The Book-Lover's Anthology, (1911).
* Newman, John Henry. Discourses on the Scope and Nature of University Education. Addressed to the Catholics of Dublin- "'Idea of a University" (1852 and 1858)
* Pepys, Samuel. Pepys Diary - 4 Volume Braybrook ed. (1926, revised ed)
* Plato's Four Socratic Dialogues, 1903
* Quiller-Couch, Arthur, The Oxford Book Of English Verse
* Quiller-Couch, Arthur, The Pilgrim's Way
* Quiller-Couch, Arthur, Oxford Book of English Prose
* Sappho - Loeb Classics
* St. John, Christopher Ed. Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw : A Correspondence / The Shaw - Terry Letters : A Romantic Correspondence
* Sterne, Lauence, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, (1759)
* Stevenson, Robert Louis. Virginibus Puerisque
* de Tocqueville, Alexis Journey to America (1831–1832)
* Wyatt, Thomas. Poems of Thomas Wyatt
* Walton, Izaak. The Complete Angler . J Major's (2nd ed., 1824).
* Walton, Izaak. The Lives of - John Donne - Sir Henry Wotton - Richard Hooker - George Herbert & Robert Sanderson
* Woolf, Virginia, the Common Reader, 1932. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingbookczukwing at Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer; 4 Vanderhorst St in Charleston, South Carolina USA on Friday, October 10, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (10/10/2008 UTC) at Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer; 4 Vanderhorst St in Charleston, South Carolina USA

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To the finder of this book:
Hello and congratulations! You have not only found yourself a good book, but a whole community of booklovers dedicated to sharing books with each other and the world at large. I hope you'll stick around a bit and get to know BookCrossing --maybe even make a journal entry on this book. You may choose to remain anonymous or to join (its free!) And if you do choose to join, I hope you'll consider using me, bookczuk, as your referring member. Feel free to read and keep this book, or to pass it on to a friend or even set it out "in the wild" for someone else to find like you did. If you do choose to join and journal, then you can watch the book as it travels- You'll be alerted by email each time someone makes another journal entry. It's all confidential (you're known only by your screen name and no one is ever given your e-mail address), free, and spam-free. Happy reading!

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Journal Entry 13 by rhythmbiscuit from Northglenn, Colorado USA on Saturday, October 11, 2008

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I selected this book from Kudu Coffee at the Redoing the Charleston kickoff event!

 


Journal Entry 14 by rhythmbiscuit from Northglenn, Colorado USA on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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I read this book on the flight home from Charleston, and I enjoyed it very much. I'm glad this slender volume included The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street so that we could read what happened next. 


Journal Entry 15 by surfenkitten from Audubon, New Jersey USA on Thursday, March 19, 2009

10 out of 10

What a nice surprise! Thanks Rhythmbiscuit! I received it ages ago, read immediately. sorry for not journaling right away, I've been out of the loop for a bit.

To be honest, I had no idea what the book was about, but it got great reviews and the title was catchy, so I figured I'd add it to my list.

But it was a great story! Hilariously funny and sweet. Loved the follow up story too. Now I kind of feel obligated to see the movie, although a preview I found on YouTube of the old film with Anne Bancroft was disappointing. It's not a love story!

At any rate, I'm not sure what I'll do with it now. It's listed on Paperback Swap, but I think I might bring it to my writer's group meeting next month. 


Journal Entry 16 by surfenkitten at Audubon, New Jersey USA on Friday, February 03, 2012

10 out of 10

Somehow this got stuffed into a box instead of being sent on...oops! I found it a few months ago and reread. I am loathe to part with it, but it's not mine so I suppose I must send it on.

Sigh. Sniff. Safe travels! 


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