Well, I just loved this book. Loved in awaythat made me wantto 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 experiencesI didn't take the time to havewhen I was in the UK that I absolutely should have. She makesme 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.