Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop


Posted on | August 12, 2010 | 3 Comments

Man with strong New Zealand accent: Do you have any cow books?
Emily: Sorry?
Man with strong New Zealand accent: Old cow books?
Emily: You mean … like the animal?
Wife with stronger accent: (loudly) Books about COWS.
Emily: I…
Man with strong New Zealand accent: Cows. Austin cows and Ford cows. Motor cows.
Emily: Oh! There’s a motor cow section downstairs.


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  2. Koworld
    August 12th, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    Brilliant 🙂

  3. J Adamthwaite
    August 12th, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    The idea of motor cows tickles me a lot!

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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