The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Frank Percy Doel

Frank Percy Doel

Birth
Death 22 Dec 1968 (aged 60)
Burial East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Plot Section H5 in the Cloisters; i.e., on the South side of the West wall.
Memorial ID 109168507 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Antiquarian bookseller. Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, he moved to North London with his family at the age of eight, and was educated at Hornsey County Grammar School. In 1924, he began work at Marks & Co., booksellers, at 106-108 Charing Cross Road, although they later moved to No. 84 in the same street. During the Second World War, he served in the Middle East as a Private in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. He died of peritonitis, and was cremated on the 1st. January 1969; it is said that his funeral was attended by almost all of the London booksellers. He is best remembered for the letters exchanged with Helene Hanff, which were collected in her book, "84 Charing Cross Road." This was dramatised by Hugh Whitemore and, in 1975, was televised on the B.B.C., with Frank Finlay as Mr. Doel, and filmed in 1987, in which the part was played by Sir Anthony Hopkins.


Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 25 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 109168507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Percy Doel (14 Jul 1908–22 Dec 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109168507, citing East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Iain MacFarlaine (contributor 46514200) .