I loved Hanff's book, 84 Charing Cross Road, and I have to say this sequel to the story is fantastic. Hanff was a witty, intelligent, and incredibly well read writer who does not mince words. Her opinions are stated without apologies, and even if you don't always agree with her assessments of literature, history, and England, you have to admire her for telling things like they are or rather were in 1971. Despite the nearly 30 years, her observations do not come across as dated or trite but sharp and, I believe, useful for any traveler venturing to London. Even if you never get over to the U.K., this book offers a vicarious thrill for those who (like myself) dream of doing and seeing exactly what Hanff did in London. Only complaint, the book is too short!