Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Letters and their stories

The 84,Charing Cross Road turned to be an interesting story (I’m a third through). In 1949, the author, Helene Hannf, from New York, wrote to a bookshop in London, England and ordered books.   84, Charing Cross Road is the correspondence between Helene Hanff and the people who worked in the bookshop. Simple and seemed to be ordinary letters but lively and at time funny.
I had a correspondence once with my wife before we were married and even before we were engaged. We wrote to each other everyday for I think month. We never ran out of ideas to write about.
There was once a movie and a play entitled Love Letters.I rememberred that Jennifer Jones starred in the movie, Love Letters.
Epistolary novels written in romantic, playful, and with oftentimes sad endings. Griffin and Sabine was one of those epistolary novels. I don't remember their story anymore.

(I have to rewrite this blog since I deleted ithe original by accidentby accident.)


missing moments said...

I met my husband on an on-line dating site and we corresponded for several weeks before we met. That was 13 years ago. I saved all our emails and delight in re-reading them at times.

edgar said...

missing moments-That's lovely. Randy Pausch (Last Lecture) was right. He said we should save our emails. With the iCloud, there is enough memory.-edgar

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

I have read all of Helene's books and am reading The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street a second time. She finally makes it to London in this book. I plan to visit her favourite spots. It was tough finding the book. It will be a treasured one. I create a folder for all the letter emails I receive from friends and bloggers, the meaningful ones. There along with letters, cards and notes from family. Nice memories.

edgar said...

Jeanne-I'll be reading The Duchess in the next few days. Then I'll look for the Q's.
The past is intertwined with the future which becomes present then past.
Escher (is that the correct spelling?) shows it in his etchings.