Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books

Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books by Helene Hanff 0140089365 9780140089363
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This memoir tells the remarkable story of how Helene Hanff came to write 84, Charing Cross Road, and how its success changed her. Hanff recalls her serendipitous discovery of a volume of lectures by a Cambridge don, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. She devoured Qs book, and, wanting to read all the books he recommended, began to order them from a small store in London at 84, Charing Cross Road.

Thus began a correspondence that became an enormously popular book, play, television production, and movie, and that finally led to the trip to England -- and a visit to Qs study -- that she recounts in this exuberant memoir. Hanff pays her debt to her mentor and shares her joyous adventures with her many fans.

Reading Helene Hanffs book is like making a new friend -- a charming, wise, and funny one. -- Betty Rollin

A potpourri . . . easy and assured . . . A delightful companion for the odd hour. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Hanffs charm is such that when she exults . . . we exult right along with her. -- Kirkus Reviews      

Author: Helene Hanff

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 177

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 1986-08-05

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