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4.50 from Paddington written by Agatha Christie performed by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker on Audio CD (Abridged)

4.50 from Paddington written by Agatha Christie performed by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99

Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what...

84 Charing Cross Road written by Helene Hanff performed by Juliet Stephenson and John Nettles on CD (Unabridged)

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84 Charing Cross Road written by Helene Hanff performed by Juliet Stephenson and John Nettles on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781405502559
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Memoir
Duration:  120 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Helene Hanff
Narrator 1:  Juliet Stephenson
Narrator 2:  John Nettles
Rarity:  Rare

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Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialize in out-of-print books. The phrase 'antiquarian book-sellers' scares me somewhat, as I equate 'antique' with expensive. I am a poor writer with an antiquarian taste in books and all the things I want are impossible to get over here except in very...

expensive rare editions, or in Barnes & Noble's grimy, marked-up schoolboy copies.' So begins the delightfully reticent love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London.

For 20 years, this outspoken New York writer and Frank Doel, a rather more restrained London bookseller carry on an increasingly touching correspondence. No doubt their letters would have continued, but in 1969, a letter informed Helene that Frank Doel had died.

In the collection's penultimate entry, Helene Hanff urges a tourist friend, ''If you happen to pass by 84 Charing Cross Road, kiss it for me. I owe it so much.'

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