I've seen vague mentions of a new Harry Potter book but
Waterstones this morning. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is half-price in hardback. It's actually a play script for the official West End production, written by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, and due to be published on the 31st July. I wouldn't be surprised if the first edition has sold out long before then!
Pre-order yours for £10, reduced from £20
Also in the theatrical line, this time two London plays:
former Dr Who Matt Smith is to star in Unreachable at the Royal Court Theatre from the 1st July until the 6th of August. The play is about a film director's obsessive quest to capture the perfect light.
Tickets for Unreachable are on sale now from London Theatre Direct.
If that sounds a bit deep, perhaps 'razor sharp' new comedy The Spoils at Trafalgar Studios will be more your thing. Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg who also wrote the play. Unpopular bully Ben discovers that his school crush is going to marry a banker and sets out to win her back. The Spoils was hailed as 'a triumph' in New York.
Time for a cuppa now and Twinings are offering 3 for the
Single Origins Tea Caddies throughout May so you've still got just over a week to take advantage of the offer.
And why not serve your tea in this gorgeous Emperor's Bird tea set by Alison Appleton. Created from De Hua porcelain and black clay, the five piece set has a literary connection having been inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale The Emperor and The Nightingale. I love the little white bird as the teapot lid handle.
The Emperor's Bird tea set retails at £58.
For the kids, English Heritage have some fun Princess or Knight bedding sets available at the moment. For a limited time, you can get a matching door sign with every single bedding set purchased. At checkout simply enter code EHP5D for the Princess bedding set and sign or EHK5D for the Knight bedding set and sign.
Plus, if you're stuck for half-term holiday ideas, English Heritage membership might be something to consider. A year's family membership is £92 for two adults and up to 12 children (12?!) and gets you entry into English Heritage properties all over the country. They frequently have special events over the school holidays. If you pay by direct debit, English Heritage are offering an extra three months free so that's fifteen months for the price of twelve.