Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

You can learn something

Posted on | June 25, 2010 | No Comments

Weighty man: Can I see that book in the window called Male Oral Love?
Walter: Sure. (Gets out book.)
Weighty man: I’m not a homosexual.
Emily: No?
Weighty man: It just looks fascinating.
Walter: Yes.
Weighty man: You can learn something from anything, can’t you?
Emily: You can.


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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