Georgina describes the poem ‘A Note to Love’ as a commentary on long-term love and life as a pair.
*Kate O’Brien explored gay themes in her writing and she spearheaded a challenge to the Irish Censorship Act.
From here Laura walks seamlessly into a chemist’s in a move
that wouldn’t have surprised viewers at the time, many of whom would have recognised that she was in a branch of Boots. Brief Encounter is reflecting the opening scene in Noel Coward’s Still Life (the play on which the film is
based) in which he states that an attractive woman ‘is reading a Boots library book
at which she occasionally smiles.’
|The store's is now home to The Larder restaurant and a branch of Oxfam|
|Florence Boot, nee Rowe, she'd probably be known today as FloBo.|
|There were many marketing campaigns for the libraries.|
|Inside the Pelham Street 'Wonderstore'|