Just watched this AMAZING movie starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins and I had to share it with my friends, particularly those who share a passion for reading and for books with me.
I had ordered it over Amazon and a colleague from London got it for me in Accra recently.
I am quoting the blurb:
It is a true story about love and love of books.
Helene Hanff (Bancroft), a feisty New York writer mails a letter to a small London bookshop requesting some rare English classics. Frank Doel (Hopkins), the reserved English bookseller, answers her request, beginning a touching and humorous correspondence that spans two continents and two decades.
Hanff’s acerbic wit starkly contrasts Doel’s aloof British demeanor, but their mutual love of books forms a bond that deepens with each passing year.
Their intimate, richly detailed letters draw us into their lives as Helene and Frank share their dreams, hopes, sorrows and joys – and in doing so, develop a lasting and extraordinary friendship.
Few movies have given me so much delight as this one has … I guess one of the reasons is my own love of reading and my obsession with books. A must watch for those who haven’t done so already.