Q’s Legacy
Helene Hanff, Q's Legacy
  • ISBN: 9780140089363
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

Q’s Legacy

A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books

Helene Hanff
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Description

This memoir tells the remarkable story of how Helene Hanff came to write 84, Charing Cross Road, and how its success changed her.

Hanff recalls her serendipitous discovery of a volume of lectures by a Cambridge don, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. She devoured Q’s book, and, wanting to read all the books he recommended, began to order them from a small antiquarian bookshop in London at 84, Charing Cross Road.

Thus began a correspondence that became an enormously popular book, play, television production and film, and that finally led to the trip to England — and a visit to Q’s study — that she recounts in this exuberant memoir. Hanff pays her debt to her mentor and shares her joyous adventures with her many fans.



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