84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780751543742
ISBN 13: 0751543748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Review:

This work is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London.

Underfoot In Show Business

Underfoot In Show Business
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN 10: 1786256185
ISBN 13: 9781786256188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underfoot In Show Business Book Review:

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 Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Moyer Bell Limited
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781559211444
ISBN 13: 155921144X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Book Review:

A zesty memoir of the celebrated writer's travels to England where she meets the cherished friends from 84, Charing Cross Road.

Eighteenth Century Essays

Eighteenth Century Essays
Author: Austin Dobson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1896
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:32000011236454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Q s Legacy

Q s Legacy
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780745170046
ISBN 13: 0745170048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Moyer Bell Limited
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780918825735
ISBN 13: 0918825733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apple of My Eye Book Review:

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.

Between Silk and Cyanide

Between Silk and Cyanide
Author: Leo Marks
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2001-04-29
ISBN 10: 0743200896
ISBN 13: 9780743200899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Silk and Cyanide Book Review:

In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was twenty-two. Soon recognized as a cryptographer of genius, he became head of communications at the Special Operations Executive (SOE), where he revolutionized the codemaking techniques of the Allies and trained some of the most famous agents dropped into occupied Europe. As a top codemaker, Marks had a unique perspective on one of the most fascinating and, until now, little-known aspects of the Second World War. This stunning memoir, often funny, always gripping and acutely sensitive to the human cost of each operation, provides a unique inside picture of the extraordinary SOE organization at work and reveals for the first time many unknown truths about the conduct of the war. SOE was created in July 1940 with a mandate from Winston Churchill to "set Europe ablaze." Its main function was to infiltrate agents into enemy-occupied territory to perform acts of sabotage and form secret armies in preparation for D-Day. Marks's ingenious codemaking innovation was to devise and implement a system of random numeric codes printed on silk. Camouflaged as handkerchiefs, underwear, or coat linings, these codes could be destroyed message by message, and therefore could not possibly be remembered by the agents, even under torture. Between Silk and Cyanide chronicles Marks's obsessive quest to improve the security of agents' codes and how this crusade led to his involvement in some of the war's most dramatic and secret operations. Among the astonishing revelations is his account of the code war between SOE and the Germans in Holland. He also reveals for the first time how SOE fooled the Germans into thinking that a secret army was operating in the Fatherland itself, and how and why he broke the code that General de Gaulle insisted be available only to the Free French. By the end of this incredible tale, truly one of the last great World War II memoirs, it is clear why General Eisenhower credited the SOE, particularly its communications department, with shortening the war by three months. From the difficulties of safeguarding the messages that led to the destruction of the atomic weapons plant at Rjukan in Norway to the surveillance of Hitler's long-range missile base at Peenemünde to the true extent of Nazi infiltration of Allied agents, Between Silk and Cyanide sheds light on one of the least-known but most dramatic aspects of the war. Writing with the narrative flair and vivid characterization of his famous screenplays, Marks gives free rein to his keen sense of the absurd and wry wit without ever losing touch with the very human side of the story. His close relationship with "the White Rabbit" and Violette Szabo -- two of the greatest British agents of the war -- and his accounts of the many others he dealt with result in a thrilling and poignant memoir that celebrates individual courage and endeavor, without losing sight of the human cost and horror of war.

Abjectedly Yours

Abjectedly Yours
Author: Sandy Barton,Anthony Chandor
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 9781481036443
ISBN 13: 1481036440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abjectedly Yours Book Review:

"Sandy Barton from Buffalo, NY orders a book from Anthony Chandor of Bath, England. They thought it was a simple online transaction. Neither expected it to grow into an unlikely friendship bridging continents and generations. Through personal emails and private thoughts, watch two strangers uncover a unique bond as kindred spirits, and share the joy when they meet at last. ... a true story."--p. [4] of cover.

Huntingtower

Huntingtower
Author: John Buchan
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-11-13
ISBN 10: 0191504475
ISBN 13: 9780191504471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Huntingtower Book Review:

Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer of romantic heart, plans a modest walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and, contrary to his better sense, finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story, and in it Buchan introduces some of his best-loved characters, including the Gorbals Die-Hards, who reappear in later novels. He also paints a remarkable picture of a man rejuvenated by joining much younger comrades in a challenging and often dangerous fight against tyranny and fear. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Quiet Gut Cookbook 135 Easy Low FODMAP Recipes to Soothe Symptoms of IBS IBD and Celiac Disease

The Quiet Gut Cookbook  135 Easy Low FODMAP Recipes to Soothe Symptoms of IBS  IBD  and Celiac Disease
Author: Sonoma Press
Publsiher: Arcas Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 1942411022
ISBN 13: 9781942411024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quiet Gut Cookbook 135 Easy Low FODMAP Recipes to Soothe Symptoms of IBS IBD and Celiac Disease Book Review:

Delicious, Satisfying Recipes for Even the Most Sensitive Digestive Systems Put the pleasure back into eating with The Quiet Gut Cookbook, a delicious solution for those who want to avoid a lifetime of bland meals. Suitable for sufferers of IBS, IBD, or Celiac disease, the low-FODMAP diet relieves common IBS symptoms and reduces digestive distress. The Quiet Gut Cookbook offers everything you need to prepare delicious, healthy, low-FODMAP meals without spending a lot of time or money. • 135 low-FODMAP recipes that also exclude common food allergens like eggs, dairy, shellfish, nuts and soy • A special chapter of calming recipes that provide symptomatic relief during painful flare-ups • A 4-week elimination diet and food reintroduction plan to help you heal the gut • A Symptom Tracker so you can customize your diet according to your body's unique needs • Detailed food lists and guidelines that make it simple to avoid FODMAP-containing foods • Substitution tips that add freedom, flavor, and creativity for a less restrictive diet

Letter from New York

Letter from New York
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Perennial
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1993-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780060975432
ISBN 13: 0060975431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter from New York Book Review:

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

Imaginary conversations

Imaginary conversations
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555061936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Library Book

The Library Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 1847658407
ISBN 13: 9781847658401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Library Book Book Review:

From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in the future. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.

Selected Letters

Selected Letters
Author: Emily Dickinson
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780674250703
ISBN 13: 0674250702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Letters Book Review:

The famous American poet as a person and a literary figure is seen through sensitive and expressive correspondence that spans her life from childhood to maturity

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author: Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-05-10
ISBN 10: 1408803313
ISBN 13: 9781408803318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book Review:

The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton To give them hope she must tell their story It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books – and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

Heaven s Road

Heaven s Road
Author: Judith Pella
Publsiher: Bethany House Publishers
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2000-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780764222795
ISBN 13: 0764222791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven s Road Book Review:

A Riveting Tale Where Revenge Meets Redemption Courageous and reckless, Micah Sinclair escaped the domineering, heavy hand of his father as a boy to join the cause of his beloved Texas. Driven by revenge, Micah sets out to destroy the Mexicans--first as a soldier, then as a third-rate outlaw. But time behind bars leads Micah to join the ranks of the renowned Texas Rangers. Lucie Maccullum had long felt caught between two worlds, and the Mexican war with her Texas home only fuels the suspicion cast upon her family. When her life intersects with the infamous ranger Micah Sinclair, Lucie sees a haunted heart that only love can reach. But her Mexican heritage and the secret ties she shares with a rival bandito threaten the tenuous bond developing between them. Though he'd scoffed at the lifeline Lucie's faith offered, Micah soon learns it may be his only salvation.

Mastering Cad Cam Sie

Mastering Cad Cam  Sie
Author: Zeid
Publsiher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780070634343
ISBN 13: 0070634343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Lost Sister

The Lost Sister
Author: Andrea Gunraj
Publsiher: Nimbus+ORM
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN 10: 1771088419
ISBN 13: 9781771088411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Sister Book Review:

This “haunting, consistently entrancing” novel of loss, redemption and immigrant life “evokes questions that are pressing and profound” (Quill & Quire, starred review). As the children of a Toronto immigrant family, Alisha has grown up in the shadow of her studious older sister Diana. But now Diana is missing, having never returned from a local job fair. The family’s worst fears are confirmed when Diana’s body is discovered in the woods. Shattered by the loss, Alisha is also haunted by a guilty secret: she may know the killer’s identity—and yet she can’t tell anyone. As her family unravels, Alisha finds unexpected solace when she befriends a woman who volunteers at her school. Paula was once an orphan in the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. Estranged from her own sister, Paula helps Alisha understand that redemption and peace can only happen when we face difficult truths. Partly inspired by the true experiences of a formed resident of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, The Lost Sister bravely explores themes of child abuse, neglect, and abduction against a complex interplay of gender, race, and class dynamics.

Strange Hotel

Strange Hotel
Author: Eimear McBride
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 077106215X
ISBN 13: 9780771062155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Hotel Book Review:

From the multi-award-winning author of the literary phenomenon A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, an exquisitely rendered and emotionally devastating meditation on love, loneliness, grief, and the possibilities for renewal. A nameless woman enters a non-descript hotel room she's been in once before, many years ago. Though the room hasn't changed, she has, as have the dimensions of her life. As she goes on to occupy a series of hotel rooms around the world -- each of which reflects back some aspect of herself -- we begin to piece together the details of what transpires in these rooms, the rules of engagements she's put in place for herself and the men she sometimes meets, and the outlines of the absence she is trying to forget. Gradually, we come to understand what it is the narrator seeks to contain within the anonymous rooms she is drawn to, and how she might become free. Told in a mesmerizing voice that will beguile readers with its fierceness, vulnerability, honesty, and black humour, Strange Hotel immerses us in the currents of attraction, love, and grief. It is an immensely moving and ultimately revelatory exploration of one woman's attempts to negotiate her own memories and impulses, and what it might mean to return home.

Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill
Author: Torben Betts
Publsiher: Oberon Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-06-18
ISBN 10: 1849433216
ISBN 13: 9781849433211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muswell Hill Book Review:

One night in January 2010 and an earthquake in Haiti leaves around a hundred thousand people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile, somewhere in a leafy North London suburb, a group of six individuals convene over avocado and prawns, followed by a monkfish stew. They struggle with worries over their mortgages, their mobile phone tariffs, their Facebook friends, their careers, their love lives, their diets, their alcohol intake, their holiday plans and whether or not any of them will be able to make any lasting impression on history. ‘Torben Betts is one of the most exciting theatre writing talents I have come across in many a year’ - Alan Ayckbourn ‘Betts has a profound and highly original theatrical voice’ - Daily Telegraph ‘Just about the most original and extraordinary writer of drama we have...a boldly visionary poet... a political Beckett... a flamingly original writer we ignore at our peril.' - Liz Lochhead,National Poet Of Scotland ‘What starts out as a mildly amusing comedy of social dysfunctionality turns into something altogether darker and less comfortable’ – The Stage ‘A fantastic new play... accurate and witty writing... This stunning and moving play presented the drama and tragedy of everyday middle class life in a simple but believable style... an absolute triumph’ 5 stars – The Public Reviews