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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff

Well, I just loved this book.  Loved in a way that made me want to hug it when I finished it.


My edition contains both 84 Charing Cross Road and The Dutchess of Bloomsbury Street - I don't know if this is standard or not, but the two feel like they ought to be part I and part II of the same book.  84 Charing Cross Road is by a mile, my favorite; Ms. Hanff is funny and irreverent and she gives poor Mr. Doel such a hard time and he's just such a gentleman.


The second half made me feel like the most classless twit; all those incredible experiences I didn't take the time to have when I was in the UK that I absolutely should have.  She makes me want to go back and do it properly.  I was hoping the book would end with her moving to London but instead, the story ends exactly the way it should.


I just loved this book.



[PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge:  A book that came out the year you were born.]