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Letter From New York Helene Hanff

Letter From New York

Helene Hanff

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ISBN : 9780751502435
Mass Market Paperback
178 pages
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For six years, Helene Hanff held captive audiences all over the world with her monthly broadcasts on the BBCs Womans Hour. In five-minute vignettes, she managed to convey the essential New York City: life in a high rise apartment building (theMoreFor six years, Helene Hanff held captive audiences all over the world with her monthly broadcasts on the BBCs Womans Hour. In five-minute vignettes, she managed to convey the essential New York City: life in a high rise apartment building (the last small town in America)- annals of Chester-the-Sheepdog, Duke, the German shepherd, and their friends- the tree-lighting, magic and music of Christmas in New York. We meet Arlene, Hanffs high-flying friend whos social life (and wardrobe) put Hanffs one-and-one-half room apartment and simple writers life in perspective. We walk through Ninas garden, 16 stories up and witness famous New York rites of passage from the hysteria of St. Patricks Day to Shakespeares Garden and the neighbors who saved it, to block parties, with their sizzling Italian sausages and shish kebab and flossy plates of pate and brie, all told in Hanffs inimitable style. We join Hanff as she flies to London to realize a lifetime dream at the Ambassador Theatre: opening night for the play, 84, Charing Cross Road. And we witness the elegant Arlene as she meets and falls in love with a New York City cop.