The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Setting & Symbolism

Helene Hanff
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Portrait

Ms. Hanff sat for her portrait to be painted by Ena Gaussen, the wife of the son of the co-owner of the bookstore Marks & Co.

Fan Letters

Ms. Hanff got many fan letters regarding her book, 84, Charing Cross Road. Many of these fans who resided in London invited Ms. Hanff out for dinner, allowing her to stay in London much longer than she originally planned.

84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road was the name of the book Ms. Hanff wrote about the correspondence between her and Frank Doel, the chief buyer who worked for Marks & Co. Booksellers. This book is a sequel to 84 Charing Cross Road.

Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest ran a story about Ms. Hanff's fan letters written in response to her book, 84, Charing Cross Road. The payment for that article, fifty pounds, allowed Ms. Hanff to remain in London an extra ten days.

Marks & Co., Booksellers

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