Ok. So. The summary.
- I witnessed the appearance of a bride and groom on the bookshop floor of Foyles and also the bride singing an aria on the steps of St Pauls. She had apparently been jilted at the altar.
- I sent out a series of leaflet and email scatter-bombs in an attempt to contact the pair. Many people offered to help but to no seeming avail. We were all in the dark.
- I find a virtually blank copy of Wuthering Heights in Foyles.
- I manage to contact the bride – the crumbly Miss Havisham of Great Expectations - through a series of letter drops in copies of the book.
- I meet Miss Havisham (and embarrass myself on a video interview) – link below.
- Miss Havisham believes that a thief is stripping down books for sinister motives. She declares some books to be most at risk – those which title she can’t remember. A series of clues are issued.
- And - with the help of some pro-active and savvy thinkers - this is what is thought to be missing:
1) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
2) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
3 ) Pride and prejudice (Jane Austen)
4 ) Modern Promethus as Frankenstein - (Mary Shelley)
5 ) The Raven ( Edgar Allan Poe)
6 ) I think Great Epectations, (Charles Dickens)
7 ) The picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
8 ) Gullivers travels (Jonathan Swift)
9 ) Three men in a boat (aka To Say Nothing of the Dog apparently) by Jerome K. Jerome
10 ) Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
11 ) The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton
12 ) Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
- The first three have been found mis-shelved in Foyles. They are part of an unknown Dupine series.
- We need to find where they all are.