Tuesday, 26 June 2007

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.

1 comment:

KGB said...

Well, it seems that Foyles' website thinks that it has not yet lost all the books... For example, there are copies of these books today (Tuesday) at Charing Cross, probably it could be easy to check them at the store:
Great Expectations
The picture of Dorian Gray
Gullivers' Travels
Three men in a boat
Tristram Shandy
The man who was Thursday
Alice in Wonderland
Should we all make a visit and look for them?