Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Sad Books

Posted on | December 12, 2009 | No Comments

Despondant German Man: Do you have any sad books?
Jan: Any what sorry?
Despondant German Man: Sad books. I’m looking for sad books. For studying the English.
Jan: We might have some downstairs.


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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