84, CHARING CROSS ROAD

New York: Grossman Publishers, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Ms Hanff, an American author, sometimes television script writer, a salty New Yorker, and book lover writes to Marks & Company, a London bookseller, purveyor of rare and second-handed books filled with wonderful old volumes and its over-mannered staff, she begins a correspondence that endured twenty years. A more unlikely confrontation, a more amusing, charming, feisty love affair cannot be imagined; 84 Charing Cross Road is its record. Basis for the successful big screen film (1984) directed by David Hugh Jones, from a screenplay by Hugh Whitemore that starred Sir Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft (Best Actress winner Bafta Award), and Judi Dench. The film is very much the favorite of book lovers and collectors and true to both sellers and buyers. A fine copy in a nearly fine, crisp dust jacket. Item #14559

Price: $450.00

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