At 7.30pm, Foyles took yet another unilateral decision: to close the shop early! Notices were then placed in the windows telling customers that the store was closing early due to “unforeseen circumstances”.
Authors Brian Pead and Michael Bird had informed friends and supporters from all corners of England and Europe about the proposed launch and many made long journeys into London to attend the launch. Foyles appears not to have considered these people and strong letters of complaint are being sent to Mr Christopher Foyle.
Further lawful actions will be taken against Foyles – the Children’s Bookseller of the Year – who cancelled at short notice the launch of a book about child abuse and racism in Lambeth.