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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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3 responses to “You might well think that…”

  1. shysterb

    That sounds like a law school exam question for Property Law — was the money lost, or abandoned? Did the bookstore acquire title to it?

    Me, I probably would have done the same as you.

  2. Emily

    Did you (or she) buy the book?

    I’d feel a little funny just pocketing the money and walking out — it’s taking something from a store you didn’t pay for. But if you buy the book, you’re buying its contents, too. After all, lots of used books have the odd newspaper clipping or note tucked inside, and this money wasn’t very different from that.

    And yay! for the Ehle-Firth P&P. I gave it to my sister for Christmas, since it’s her favorite thing ever, even though the gift was also a tacit concession in our ongoing debate as to its relative merits compared with the Garson-Olivier masterpiece from 1940.

  3. tigtog

    Yes, she did buy the book. I wish I could remember the title. I also did my usual leave the store with a stack, so the store did OK.

    P&P versions – what did you think of the Knightley-McFadyen movie?

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