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Those elusive pages

I have finished really-rather-poor book with the telegram. It featured some spectactularly hilarious info-dumps, so good I may yet share one with you before I return this to the library. But it was also clearly written by someone who was not British. (The author is American.)

At one point, the heroine spots a suspicious person going into a chemists. So she follows that person in and, to look busy while listening in, browses the magazines.

In American and Canadian drug stores, magazines are ubiquitous. It's one of the basic places to go and buy a magazine.

In the UK? Chemists don't stock magazines. The only time I have seen them there have been in giant Boots, Boots so large they are mini-department stores with an electronics section, books, and stationary.

Have you ever seen magazines for sale in a normal chemists in the UK?


Sep. 6th, 2011 09:42 am (UTC)
The answer to your question is 'No' - I was surprised, in my youth, by the way everyone in the letters pages to US comic books talked about buying them at the 'drug store'. (Now I think about it, I am amazed that I did not go through my teenage years - in the 60s - believing that comic books were peddled along with hash and horse.)
Sep. 6th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
I was prepared to believe that there was some major exception I had missed. It's reassuring to know I was right to begin with.