CHAPTER 12 of 22
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Chapter 12 ----Sightseeing & shopping in London (2)
"Can we go to Oxford Street now?" he asks her.
"Youíre ten minutes early," she answers, "and I need to go to the second
bookshop in Charing Cross Road. Itís just for one book. It wonít take
"O.K., but please hurry!" says Arturo. "British shops close very early!
Many of them close at half past five!"
They go to the second bookshop. Rosa is very lucky. The shop assistant
is Spanish and studies Psychology. He finds the book very quickly. But
Arturo isnít so lucky. Rosa has to wait in a long queue to pay for the
It is nearly half past five and Arturo is becoming very impatient.
"Donít worry!" says Rosa. "London is an international city. Iím sure
the big music stores close later than other shops!"
Rosa is right. When they arrive in Oxford Street, the large music stores
are still open. Arturo finds what he wants and pays for it very quickly.
He is happy now and tells Rosa about his new CD.
"Itís a collection of songs by the American folk-singer Peggy Seeger!"
he explains. "The CD is an American import. I canít find it in Spain."
"What does she sing about?" Rosa asks.
"Thatís a good question," answers Arturo, "because the words of her
songs make you think. Some of them are about the social situation of
women. Others are about green politics and the world we live in. Iím
sure youíll like them!"
"When can I hear them?"
"Not now," answers Arturo, "because now weíre going to visit a very
interesting London pub in Holborn. The pub was the home of Britainís
oldest folk club. Peggy Seeger was one of the resident singers. Her
husband and singing partner was Ewan MacColl. Heís dead now, but he
was the father of British folk music and writer of many great songs."
"When can I hear these songs?" Rosa asks again.
"Well, my CD player is at home in my flat. I donít want to take my CDs
to school, so perhaps I could invite you home one day next week. Now,
Iím going to invite you to drink the best beer in London!"
"Thatís very kind of you, but I think Iíll have an orange juice!" Rosa
answers with a smile on her face.
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