84 Charing Cross Road Book Summary and Study Guide

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You can read this charming book in less than two hours. The story consists entirely of letters from a New York writer requesting books, and a London Used Bookseller who places her orders. The correspondence, which lasts over 20 years grows from one of mutual interest in books, admiration, to friendship and love. This is a captivating record of bibliophilia, cultural difference, and imaginative sympathy. Very funny and sweet. One of my very favorite books!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   long distance phone/letter/e-mail love Life of a profession:    -   writer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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