“WHAT KIND OF A PEPY’S DIARY DO YOU CALL THIS?”
84 Charing Cross Road proved the perfect antidote to Housekeeping’s chilling effect on me. This twenty-year correspondence between an American writer and a British bookseller contains warmth, generosity, friendship and feeling in abundance. It is a book about human connection, particularly the way we sometimes make connections in unexpected places. It’ll restore your faith in humanity if you’re feeling jaded. I cried at the end, but in a good way.