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Amazon puts paid to Charing Cross Road relic

At the Porcupine on Friday – infamous home of Intel roadmaps – I could not help but notice that an antiquarian shop that had been there since times immemorial, well OK for a while, has been displaced by a corporate chain.

Enter Patisserie Valerie in the Charing Cross Road, where formerly a fine bookstore was.

Personally, I blame Amazon more than I can blame Patisserie V. Although, however, PV is beginning to become a high street menace rather than the charming place it once was, in Soho, W1.

And a Tale of Two Cities. There’a  PV in Oxford too.  What can match the splendours of Oxford, now garnished by a Patisserie Valerie, aussi guv. ♥