84, Charing Cross Road
ISBN: 0573110050
EAN13: 9780573110054
Language: English
Pages: 92
Format: Paperback

84, Charing Cross Road

Book Overview
This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending care packages to the staff of Marks & Co.