84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff,Frank Doel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 97
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9780670290741
ISBN 13: 0670290742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Review:

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.

84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: James Roose-Evans
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 105
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780573608490
ISBN 13: 0573608490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Review:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition
Author: Annie Barrows,Mary Ann Shaffer
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-12-12
ISBN 10: 067964458X
ISBN 13: 9780679644583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM This deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places. January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.

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

Q s Legacy Book Review:

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

84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Avon Books
Total Pages: 97
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106006289380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

84 Charing Cross Road Book Review:

Correspondence chiefly between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.

The Amazing Language of Medicine

The Amazing Language of Medicine
Author: Robert B. Taylor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 3319503286
ISBN 13: 9783319503288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amazing Language of Medicine Book Review:

This book tells the intriguing and often colorful stories of the medical words we use. The origins of clinical and scientific terms can be found in Greek and Latin myths, in places such as jungles of Uganda and the islands of the Aegean Sea, in the names of medicine’s giants such as Hippocrates and Osler, and in some truly unlikely sources. In this book you will learn the answers to questions such as: • What disease was named for an American space flight? • Do you know the echoic word for elephantine rumbling of the bowels? • What drug name was determined by drawing chemists’ notes out of a hat? • What are surfer’s eye, clam digger’s itch, and hide porter’s disease? This book can give you new insights into the terms we use every day in the clinic, hospital, and laboratory. Knowing a word’s history assists in understanding not only what it means, but also some of the connotative subtleties of terms used in diagnosis and treatment. The Amazing Language of Medicine is intended for the enrichment of physicians, other health professionals, students, and anyone involved in clinical care and medical science.

A Bookshop in Algiers

A Bookshop in Algiers
Author: Kaouther Adimi
Publsiher: Serpent's Tail
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN 10: 1782836659
ISBN 13: 9781782836650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bookshop in Algiers Book Review:

'A beautiful little novel about books, history, ambition and the importance of literature.' Nick Hornby 'Truly potent ... Adimi confronts us with episodes that are simply never spoken of in France' The New York Times Book Review In 1936, a young dreamer named Edmond Charlot opened a modest bookshop in Algiers. Once the heart of Algerian cultural life, where Camus launched his first book and the Free French printed propaganda during the war, Charlot's beloved bookshop has been closed for decades, living on as a government lending library. Now it is to be shuttered forever. But as a young man named Ryad empties it of its books, he begins to understand that a bookshop can be much more than just a shop that sells books. A Bookshop in Algiers charts the changing fortunes of Charlot's bookshop through the political drama of Algeria's turbulent twentieth century of war, revolution and independence. It is a moving celebration of books, bookshops and of those who dare to dream.

The Helene Hanff Omnibus

The Helene Hanff Omnibus
Author: Helene Hanff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 601
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780233988399
ISBN 13: 0233988394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Helene Hanff Omnibus Book Review:

Girls' and women's soccer has now become an integral part in sports for females. Especially in the USA, girls' and women's soccer is on the way to becoming the number one sport. But this is in no way a simple imitation of men's soccer, because the young female athletes bring a lot of playing sense to the game. Girls, too, love to score, accept one-on-ones and are quick and fit. The focus points of this work are practice-oriented training units which offer practicing and playing with the ball. Each unit - divided into warm-up, focus point and the implementation in the game - is laid out according to the players' ages. Besides a purposeful increase of performance, fun is always a central objective. This work should be useful for the planning and implementation of training for every coach or sports instructor.

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Diary of a Provincial Lady
Author: E. M. Delafield
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1509845178
ISBN 13: 9781509845170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diary of a Provincial Lady Book Review:

E. M. Delafield's largely autobiographical novel takes the form of a journal written by an upper-middle-class lady living in a Devonshire village. Written with humour, this charming novel is full of the peculiarities of daily life. The Provincial Lady of the title attempts to avoid disaster and prevent chaos from descending upon her household. But with a husband reluctant to do anything but doze behind The Times, mischievous children and trying servants, it's a challenge keeping up appearances on an inadequate income, particularly in front of the infuriating and haughty Lady Boxe. As witty and delightful today as when it was first published in 1930, Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift-editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

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.

The Girl with Ghost Eyes

The Girl with Ghost Eyes
Author: M. H. Boroson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 1940456452
ISBN 13: 9781940456454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl with Ghost Eyes Book Review:

“The Girl with Ghost Eyes is a fun, fun read. Martial arts and Asian magic set in Old San Francisco make for a fresh take on urban fantasy, a wonderful story that kept me up late to finish.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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

Helene Hanff

Helene Hanff
Author: Stephen R. Pastore
Publsiher: Grand Oak Books
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN 10: 9780982957936
ISBN 13: 0982957939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helene Hanff Book Review:

"A biography of the author of 84 Charing Cross Road"--Cover.

Taken At Midnight

Taken At Midnight
Author: Mark Hayhurst
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN 10: 1472590317
ISBN 13: 9781472590312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taken At Midnight Book Review:

In your quest for respectability I think we can say you have been talking out of both corners of your mouth. One corner talks to your rich backers, the other to your street-fighters. 1931. Hans Litten is one of the most celebrated lawyers in Berlin, famed for his brilliant mind and the rhetorical flair with which he defends those fighting back against the rapidly growing Nazi movement. So, when he calls Herr Hitler as star witness in the trial of a band of murderous SA men, the politician feels the full force of Litten's intellect, wit and courage. It arouses in Hitler a feeling he can't abide or forget. Two years later, on the night of the Reichstag fire, Litten is arrested. He is held without trial, beaten, tortured, and threatened as 'an enemy of human society'. As Litten disappears into the Nazi system, his indomitable mother, Irmgard, confronts his captors and, at enormous personal risk, fights to secure his release. This riveting drama by the writer of The Man Who Crossed Hitler explores Irmgard's struggle, her son's resistance, and the heroic battle of the weak against the powerful, truth against lies and mothers against murderers. Taken At Midnight received its world premiere on 26 September 2014 at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. This edition features an introduction by the author.

A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader s Book of Days  True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
Author: Tom Nissley
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN 10: 0393241491
ISBN 13: 9780393241495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year Book Review:

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Unseen Versailles

Unseen Versailles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015007260758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unseen Versailles Book Review:

Horror Hotel

Horror Hotel
Author: Victoria Fulton,Faith McClaren
Publsiher: Underlined
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 0593483480
ISBN 13: 9780593483480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horror Hotel Book Review:

Chrissy has always been able to see ghosts, and when her friend Chase realized it he turned her affliction into an internet sensation, with the help of Emmaline, the technology expert and Kiki, the presenter; now they are planning to film an episode in an infamously haunted hotel in Los Angeles, but they may be tackling something really dangerous because Chrissy is seeing the terrifying shadow man who started appearing to her when her mother was dying of cancer--and there is an internet troll who keeps sending death threats to the group.

A Boy at the Hogarth Press

A Boy at the Hogarth Press
Author: Richard Kennedy,John Randle
Publsiher: Hesperus Press
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781843914617
ISBN 13: 1843914611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Boy at the Hogarth Press Book Review:

A charming coming of age memoir, shedding light on the workings of Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s illustrious Hogarth Press "I know I was expected to say something brilliant for the benefit of the group that had collected round us. The truth was that I had only really read Orlando, Mrs Dalloway and The Common Reader . . . I said I didn't think she created character as well as a writer like Turgenev. I could see this didn't go down at all well and felt rather like Peter denying Christ." After a rather unsuccessful education at Marlborough College, in 1926 16-year old Richard Kennedy was put firmly under the wing of Leonard Woolf as his new protégé at the Woolfs' printing press. Some 40 years later, and by then a professional illustrator, he wrote his recollections of his time with Virginia and Leonard Woolf in candid and often hilarious detail. He tells of the success that Virginia enjoyed, of their chaotic office with its collapsing shelves and of his own often hapless attempts to keep pace with the literary giants around him. Illustrated throughout with Kennedy's own sketches, this is a delightful work that offers a unique peep into the Bloomsbury set.