Thursday, January 12, 2012

The end of civilisation

Waterstone’s is dropping its apostrophe. Truly, these are the end times.  

The UK bookshop chain is owned by the Russian oligarch Alexander Mamut, who bought it from HMV (of which he owns 6%) for £53 million in May last year. At the time, the Daily Telegraph reported that he “has strong links to the Kremlin”. Fancy that.


macdoctor said...

Ah no, Stephen. Civilization ended long ago. I think it died quietly in its sleep sometime in the last century.

Simon Patterson said...

"Mamut" means "mammoth" in Russian. Cool!