A short story on the end papers of a second hand book. Where was Tim in 1958. Did he post the book to his mother? Where they together as a family for Christmas day? What did she give him? How old was he? Where did they live? Had they been to the cinema together to watch the film earlier in the year on a summer evening, all black and white and big screen with plush velvet seats and an elegant crowd?
All these questions will be lost in the age of eBooks.