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The Duchess Of Bloomsbury Street

Author : Helene Hanff
ISBN : 9780062442048
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nancy Mitford meets Nora Ephron in the pages of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff’s delightful travelogue about her “bucket list” trip to London When devoted Anglophile Helene Hanff is invited to London for the English publication of 84, Charing Cross Road—in which she shares two decades of correspondence with Frank Doel, a British bookseller who became a dear friend—she can hardly believe her luck. Frank is no longer alive, but his widow and daughter, along with enthusiastic British fans from all walks of life, embrace Helene as an honored guest. Eager hosts, including a famous actress and a retired colonel, sweep her up in a whirlwind of plays and dinners, trips to Harrod’s, and wild jaunts to their favorite corners of the countryside. A New Yorker who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, Helene Hanff delivers an outsider’s funny yet fabulous portrait of idiosyncratic Britain at its best. And whether she is walking across the Oxford University courtyard where John Donne used to tread, visiting Windsor Castle, or telling a British barman how to make a real American martini, Helene always wears her heart on her sleeve. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street is not only a witty account of two different worlds colliding but also a love letter to England and its literary heritage—and a celebration of the written word’s power to sustain us, transport us, and unite us.

84 Charing Cross Road

Author : Helene Hanff
ISBN : OCLC:1023798730
Genre : Authors, American
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84 Charing Cross Road Charing Cross Road The Duchess Of Bloomsbury Street

Author : Helene Hanff
ISBN : 0860074382
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Apple Of My Eye

Author : Helene Hanff
ISBN : 0918825733
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A celebration of the author's lifelong love for New York, this may be the walking tourist's guide to the city. Readers visit the World Trade Center, Wall Street, Fraunces Tavern, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Maps, index.

Underfoot In Show Business

Author : Helene Hanff
ISBN : 9781786256188
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In her spirited, witty and vastly entertaining memoir, Helene Hanff recalls her ingenuous attempts to crash Broadway in the early forties as one of “the other 999.” Naive, nearsighted, frequently penniless but hopelessly stagestruck, she found her life governed by Flanagan’s Law: “No matter what happens to you, it’s unexpected.” Therefore, as a prize-winning Theatre Guild protégée with a brilliant future, Helene naturally found that all the producers who were going to produce her plays didn’t, and all the agents who were going to sell her plays couldn’t. Together with her best friend Maxine, an aspiring actress consigned to playing the comedy-ingénue in plays that regularly folded after five performances, she cultivated the “delicate, illegal art of getting everything for nothing”—from free seats to every Broadway show and neighborhood movie and borrowed outfits from Saks to voice lessons for Maxine and Greek lessons for Helene. To keep body and soul together until Broadway fame arrived, they devised an economic survival system that embraced such unlikely jobs as taking street-corner. Reviews — “Miss Hanff, having a good memory and a lively sense of humor, has composed a theater sketch that is realistic as well as hilarious....One of the most amusing recent theater books about the Broadway theater.”—Brooks Atkinson “A delightful book by an irrepressible author....What really lifts the book to a high level of entertainment is the sparkling humor. To describe the incidents wouldn’t do justice to the book’s charm which comes from the style of writing and Miss Hanff’s boundless optimism.”—Library Journal “A gay and entertaining book which also has substance.”—Boston Herald “Hilarious and highly successful. If you need cheering up, this is it. Here’s hoping Miss Hanff finds more failures to write books about.”—Columbus Dispatch

The Five Minute Writer

Author : Margret Geraghty
ISBN : 9781848033252
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Suitable for writers, this title includes chapters that offers a writing-related discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. Five minutes a day spent on an exercise is one of the most effective methods there is to expand your potential and develop self-discipline.

The Movers And Shakers

Author : Helene Hanff
ISBN : 0875991661
Genre : Political Science
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Discusses the philosophies and activities of the various youth movements in the sixties and their efforts to bring about reforms in the American establishment.

The Horn Book Magazine

Author : Bertha E. Mahony Miller
ISBN : UCAL:B3593735
Genre : Children's literature
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Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.

Letter From New York

Author : Helene Hanff
ISBN : 0060975431
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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From the bestselling author of 84, Charing Cross Road comes the beguiling, funny, touching tale of life in New York City. For six years, Hanff held captive audiences all over the world with her monthly broadcasts on the BBC Woman's Hour. In five-minute vignettes, she conveyed life in "The Big Apple". Now these stories are

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ISBN : UOM:39015036940230
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