Helene Hanff

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Helene Hanff (April 15, 1916 – April 9, 1997) was an American writer, known for her book 84, Charing Cross Road. The book consists of letters spanning 20 years of correspondence between Helen Hanff in Manhattan and a book shop in London.


        I sent that package off. The chief item in it was a 6-pound ham. I figured you could take it to a butcher and get it sliced up so everybody would have some to take home.
        But I just noticed on your last invoice it says: "B. Marks, M. Cohen." Props.
        ARE THEY KOSHER? I could rush a tongue over.
                ADVISE PLEASE!
  • ... I was haunted by the fact that I didn't have an education and that I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to write plays but I didn't seem to realize there was something wrong with not liking to read plays.

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