A charming read that speaks to the special relationship between booksellers and readers. 84 Charring Cross Road chronicles a 200 year (1949-1969) correspondence between Helene Hanff of New York and Frank Doel of Marks & Company in London. A funny and touching read.
Americans eat more bananas than apples & oranges combined, and in some cultures, it acts as a primary food source; yet not much is known about this baffling fruit. Even more mysterious is whether it will survive. Koeppel takes readers into an oftentimes tragic and hilarious banana sub-culture (yes, one does exist) of this seedless fruit, combining science, pop culture and business into a fascinating expos