Tommy Bonn returns to London amidst a pleasure cruise, during which he met his American fiancée, Sally Benner. On the Soho riverfront, his Scotland Yard colleague, Stephen, shows him the latest victim in a series of four silk stocking strangulations, all of whom were thirtyish women roaming the streets alone. The wedding guests begin to arrive, beginning with the Setlins, shipboard acquaintances of the Benners, including Elliot Benner, the best man. Although matrimony is only four hours away, Sally insists upon taking a walk to assuage her premarital jitters. First she visits Guerney and Son Chemists to pick up some cosmetics and a candy bar. Guerney Jr. follows her when she leaves the pharmacy and watches as she passes an antique shop followed by a hi-fi store, briefly chats with a streetwalker, then enters Sutherland's Book Shop. Sutherland recites some Keats to her, the first time a customer has asked for a reading in years; then she buys a rare poetry edition. She then goes to a ...
Did You Know?
The title "Thou still unravished bride" is the beginning of the poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by the Romantic poet John Keats. See more
The guidebook says Shelley once walked here.