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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?

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saffenn
Sep. 7th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
You know....I never thought about it until now, but: My Dad has a B.S. in chemical engineering and has worked in that capacity for 40+ years...but I have never heard anyone refer to him as a chemist. Granted, he doesn't usually actually mix any chemicals himself (it's more of an advisory/theory type thing) - but I never really thought about that before now. :)

I don't really mind my FB account being linked to my LJ account - it was really more of an OCD reaction about orderliness than anything. :)