This warm-hearted story set in an Edinburgh department store, Murrays, begins in 1975 as the store celebrates its centenary. It is the preoccupation of its current director, Miss Margaret Murray, to maintain standards yet move the creaking edifice into the 1970s without losing its unusual ethos.
Despite its beautiful, inconvenient, theatrical building, Murrays is a place largely defined by its staff and customers: their dramas, comedies and tragedies large and small mark each working day. Life, death, laughter and some big surprises go on at Murrays.
From Barry, the inept head of security, to a certain high profile customer the stories cover a wide variety of issues faced and managed to a greater or lesser extent by the people who work or shop in this magnificent edifice.
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