Helene Hanff would have been 100 today

After a two-day Facebook conversation about a bookish friend’sĀ first reading of 84, Charing Cross Road and an associated follow-up conversation on the glories of the film adaptation, I noticed on theĀ Friends of Helene Hanff page on Facebook that today would have been her 100th birthday.


For fans here is a visual reminder of how much we love her and 84, Charing Cross Road. For those who haven’t read this short, but lovely bit of bookish non-fiction, now might be a good time to give it a go.

Anne Bancroft in the film version.
Anne Bancroft in the film version.
Some of my favorite scenes are those dealing with the food deliveries.