Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Booze Bandits of 1910

Posted on | January 16, 2010 | No Comments

Aging Teddy Boy in electric-blue trench coat: Do you have a book called Boozers of 1910 ?
Emily: No, I’m afraid not. I’d remember a title like that.
Aging Teddy Boy: Be a great book though, wouldn’t it?
Emily: Sounds like it.
Aging Teddy Boy: Or Booze Bandits of 1910. Even better.
Emily: So it’s not actually a real book?
Aging Teddy Boy: It should be though, know what I mean?


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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