84 Charing Cross Road is not a new book. It dates back to 1970. But it is a triumph of a book which has stood the test of time very well. It is based on a true story. If you haven't ever read it, get it out from the library. It is a quick and very appealing read. I am not going to tell you much more about it – but don't be put off by the letter format! Here it really works!
A couple of quotes from the book:
“Why is it that people who wouldn't dream of stealing anything else think it's perfectly all right to steal books?”
“It's against my principles to buy a book I haven't read, it's like buying a dress you haven't tried on.”