read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,
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New York, New York...

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What a lovely little book this is. Helene Hanff wrote 84 Charing Cross Road of course and the same sense of humour is present in this. Apple of My Eye is, obviously, about New York. The author was commissioned to do some kind of travel guide and, realising she didn't know the city as well as she thought, undertook to explore it with her friend, Patsy. Their adventures were great fun to read about (I loved Patsy!), even though I've never been to New York. I suppose so many TV shows and movies have given me a familiarity with it - The Equaliser and You've Got Mail being among my favourites. *g* Hopefully, I will get to go one day and this book has really whetted my appetite for the trip, even though it was written thirty years ago and I suspect much will have changed. anglersrest is next on the BC list for this one, hope you like it!

Next read: The Sea by John Banville.
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