Tuesday, November 8, 2011

84, Charing Cross Road



I came across this book at the library and was instantly hooked.  It's a book of letters between a writer in New York and a London bookseller.  Perfect on fall nights, with tea in hand. 

"I require a book of love poems with spring coming on.  No Keats or Shelley, send me poets who can make love without slobbering - Wyatt or Jonson or somebody, use your own judgement.  Just a nice book preferably small enough to stick in a slacks pocket and take to Central Park."  Helene Hanff

9 comments:

  1. That's such an interesting book concept. Reading other peoples letters always seems so sneaky.

    Oh, and I had a question for you... what is your photo setup? These pictures are always so simple and the background so white!

    ~F

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  2. Hi Faith,

    Reading letters belonging to someone else does kinda have a feeling of reading their diary.

    I shoot everything in our loft. We have a wall of north facing windows which is lovely for even light. The background is just a white foam board. Hope this helps!

    Jaime

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  3. That is an excellent book! I twas also made into a movie...you should read the book, then watch the movie. =)

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  4. Just finished the book. Now onto the movie!

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  5. The movie is great too!AriadnefromGreece!

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  6. That illustration is so darling, I love it!

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  7. The movie is fantastic, so the book must even be more so!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this--I had never heard of this book. I still haven't read it, but I did watch the movie and I loved it! I can't wait to read the book now (I know, I know, I did it backwards!) Thanks again for sharing!

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