Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Oxford Street

Posted on | January 22, 2010 | No Comments

Japanese Girl: Oxford Street please?
Emily: Up that way, turn left at the tube station.
Japanese Girl: You show me on map, yes?
Emily: OK, sure.
Japanese Girl: (Taking out print-out of a Google map) This Oxford Street, yes? Where are we?
Emily: (Looking at map) I don’t … where … This is a very bad map.
Japanese Girl: Oxford Street here, yes?
Emily: Yes, but I don’t recognise …. oh.
Japanese Girl: Oxford Street?
Emily: This is a map of High Wycombe.


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  • "In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you can hang about for a long time without spending any money."
    George Orwell