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Foyles - William Foyle Foyles

Plaque: Foyles - William Foyle

Inscription

Lord Justice Darling was in the shop. He offered me 4 shillings for a book marked 7 shillings. I said 'My Lord, if you sentenced me to 7 years in your court and I suggested 4 years, would you agree?' Eventually he gave me 5 shillings.
William Foyle
the world's most famous bookshop - Est. 1903

Site: Foyles (2 memorials)

W1, Tottenham Court Road, Foyles bookshop

We found these two plaques in the basement, near the lift and stairwell.  There may be others elsewhere in the store - if you find any please let us know - too late - Diamond Geezer reports (2014) that Foyles are moving again, a few doors down Charing Cross Road.

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Foyles - William Foyle

Information Subjects commemorated

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Lord Justice Charles John Darling

Barrister and judge. Born Colchester.  Never went to university but on gainin...

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William Alfred Westropp Foyle

Founded Foyles Bookshop in 1903.  Born Shoreditch, the 7th child of a 7th chi...

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Foyles - William Foyle

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Foyles bookshop

Created by William and Gilbert Foyle.  See William for more information.

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Foyles - William Foyle

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Foyles - David Attenborough

The most ferocious thing I have ever encountered in any trip abroad is not a ...

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