Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

The Clothes of Sarah Hones

Posted on | November 6, 2009 | No Comments

Korean man: Is this shop where you hang the clothes of Sarah Hones outside?
Emily:
Pardon?
Korean man:
You have the clothes outside? The dress?
Emily:
I’m sorry, I…
Korean man:
My friend tell me look for shop with dress of Sarah Hones hanging up.
Emily:
I don’t think…
Korean man:
Sarah Hones? With hat, yes? And pipe.
Emily:
Oh! Sherlock Holmes! Sherlock Holmes! You mean Murder One! They had a Sherlock Holmes in the window!

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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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