Academy Street – The Book, Not The Street!
My friend dropped in on his way to the library and asked if I wanted anything. He still regrets his generosity. Jumping on the offer, I told him I was looking for Mary Costello’s new novel, Academy Street.
In hindsight, I should have known that sending someone who’s essentially a tourist (having spent far too long in New Mexico) to look for a book called Academy Street, in a library very near Academy Street, in a town which actually has an Academy Street, was not my brightest moment. I forgot he doesn’t know the street names round here. So, in the nature of the true innocent abroad, he went off to the library searching for Academy Street.
The librarian, a really helpful person, told him it was nearby. Just turn left outside the entrance, take the steps down the hill, turn right…
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