Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Plutarch

Posted on | October 4, 2009 | No Comments

Emily: (Answering phone) Hello?
Elderly woman on phone: Could this be the place I bought a copy of Plutarch’s Lives twenty years ago?
Emily: Um …. it could be …
Elderly woman: Can yout check if it is?
Emily: No, I’m afraid not.
Elderly woman: And how much would it be worth now do you think?
Emily: Well, it depends, you could…
Elderly woman: That’s fine, thank you. (Puts down phone.)

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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

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