In BDN #46, I mentioned a book I had read and really enjoyed called 84, Charing Cross Road. Newsletter reader Blythe told me there was a movie based on the book, and recommended it. I googled it and discovered it was made in 1987, and had an impressive cast including Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench. Also in the cast was Mercedes Reuhl, whom I’ve admired ever since I saw Lost in Yonkers about 15 years ago.
Has anyone else seen 84, Charing Cross Road? What did you think if it?
84, Charing Cross Road was written by American Helene Hanff. BDN reader Diane told me that Hanff had written quite a number of books. I looked her up on Amazon, and picked one at random: Underfoot in Show Business. It’s got seven reader reviews, and every one of them gave it the maximum of five stars! That’s very unusual. I must find a copy and read it!