Sunday, October 24, 2010

Signs of the Times

...or rather, of the industry? W H Smith in Manchester Arndale centre this afternoon:

12 comments:

Vanessa Gebbie said...

And Jordan, Rooney &co? Where are they? Aren't they tragic life stories?

Elizabeth Baines said...

Now now, V...

Fat Roland said...

Notice the whole row of tragic animals. Brilliant.

Sara Crowley said...

I simply despair of the trend for these misery memoirs. If I were convinced they are read in an attempt to understand and change things it would be easier to accept. sadly I think it's voyeuristic - misery as entertainment. Gasp in horror at abuse, cry in sympathy, walk away. Ugh.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Sara, I have a strong feeling that you're right - it's simple voyeurism.

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Sue Guiney said...

Oh God. Maybe it's better not to even bother looking...

Elizabeth Baines said...

I find it quite interesting that Cathy Glass has written four different tragic life stories...

Nicola Morgan said...

Good point, Vanessa. Though aren't they in Unintended Humour?

Elizabeth Baines said...

FR: I know, the animals are the amazing.

Anonymous said...

Just about defines WH Smith's standards as a bookseller. Tragic.

Anonymous said...

Just about defines WH Smith's standards as a bookseller. Tragic.