The Book Shop - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Florence and her own solicitor, Thomas Thornton, communicate through a series of letters. He advises her of a letter of complaint from Mrs. Violet Gamart through her solicitors, John Drury and Co. The complaint outlines that the distraction of her window display is causing undesirable attention and obstructing traffic. Mr. Thornton warns Florence there may be considerable damages awarded against them.

Florence replies, asking her lawyer to come and see the display for himself and reminds him he is supposed to be representing her interests. Mr. Thornton replies that he has been unable to reach her store because of the crowds coming from as far away as Flintmarket.

He later suggests she abate the obstruction and further cease to offer Lolita for sale in her store. He also suggests she make a formal apology to Mrs. Gamart. Her final reply is simply, 'Coward...

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