æ The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street ☆ Download by æ Helene Hanff The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street is Helene Hanff s companion memoir to 84 Charing Cross, an epistolary book about her twenty year relationship with the London bookshop, Marks Co 84 Charing Cross, published in the US in 1970, is a tribute to Frank Doel, the buyer of rare books for whom she had great affection and who died unexpectedly in October 1969 A London publisher, Andre Deutsch, bought the memoir for publication in England following its instant success in the US and invited her to the UK to drive publicity I was elated for Helene because I knew how much she had longed to meet the cherished employees of Marks and Co.
, and to see the England of English Literature.
At the urging of a friend, Helene kept a diary of her UK trip from 17 June to 26 July, 1971 The Duchess of Bloomsbury St I had huge expectations from this one, especially after enjoying the snarky and wonderful 84 Charring Cross However, I was disappointed Where the sights and history of London is definitely interesting, the breezy nature of the writing, which was at times quite irritating and at other times quite insufficient made it lacklustre I don t compare books but this is one where I couldn t stop myself from making comparisons While I accept that the book is a diary and as such diary entries don t really have the coherence of any other form of writing, I still felt that this one did not transfer to me the excitement and sheer joy that Ms Hanff must have felt on visiting London Her words seemed forced and her vigour even so Her interactions seemed rushed, which could be attributed to the form of writing, but nevertheless there was no development o Popular Ebook, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Author Helene Hanff This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Essay By Helene Hanff Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You This is not a 5 star book for all and sundry, but for anglophiles who want to read every book written by a British author and who long to physically visit the places they have haunted in their dreams then this is THE book for you For me it is a 10 star book because I read it 20 year ago and deeply understood the emotions behind the book I wondered if I would ever go to The England of literature or if it would be too late as someone told Helene If I went to England would I be disappointed Helene wasn t I did, in fact, go to London and having forgotten all about the details of Helene s trip I didn t plan the trip at all but followed along with friends since I only decided to go one week before I departed My friends all had ideas for touring Since everywhere I visited would be awesome I only had one extra place to add 84, Charing Cross Road My last morning in London I made Our revels now are ended These our actors were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air The cloud capped towers, the gorgeous palaces The solemn temples dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind We are such stuff As dreams are made on thus ends Ms.
Hanff her travellogue of visiting London and meeting the friends she made at the now closed old bookshop, 84,Charing Cross Road.
I was in a fugue this lazy Sunday travelling with Helene and enjoying, nay feasting upon the sights and pleasures that London, still a quaint backward regal city full of the spirits of dead writers, poets, aristocrats and royals I walked through the alleys, gaped at the chapels and museums, made many friends, concreted This is Helene Hanff s follow up to 84 Charing Cross Road and it is an account of her first visit to Britain in 1971, three years after Frank Doel s death It is in daily diary form The visit combined some book promotion of 84 Charing Cross Road, meeting Doel s wife and daughters and a number of other friends and acquaintances As in the previous book Hanff s personality and enthusiasm shine through Her delight in visiting historical sites where some of those she admires first trod is also obvious, although she can be cutting about things that irritate her Nothing infuriates me like those friendly, folksy bank ads in magazines and on TV Every bank I ever walked into was about as folksy as a cobra And this thought when walking in a park and greeting a dog with the owner close by Please don t do that she said to me sharply I m trying to teach him good ma Basically, this is the follow up of 84, Charing Cross Street After postponing for many years, Helen Hanff finally manages to travel to London just in time for the publication of her book, named above This is the journal she kept while visiting London It was interesting but it did not make me feel anything.
Loved the travelogue If I can go to London I know now what I would be doing This one is not as beautiful as 84, Charing Cross But still a beautiful travelogue full of kind strangers.
84, Charing Cross Road should have a warning sticker on the cover Be sure to have a copy of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street on hand BEFORE beginning this book If you ve read 84, you already know it takes maybe an hour to finish, including bathroom breaks and getting up to brew a cup of tea and maybe trying to make that recipe for Yorkshire pudding, while you re at it You also know it s impossible to read 84 and not want to read of Helene Hanff s writing Certainly you ll be longing to know what happened to her next And oh, that bittersweet ending you ll want a little antidote on hand to chase away any possible blues.
So get yourself a copy of Duchess, and find out what happens when spoiler alert Hanff finally gets to go to London.
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