A sneak preview of Juliet and Romeo

Juliet and Romeo, Dome PressMy new take on a very old tale, Juliet and Romeo, will be out in the UK from Dome Press in the middle of May. But there will be one sneak preview where you can hear me talking about it, get an advance copy, and a fine Italian meal in a smart country house to boot.

The night to put in your diary is April 12 when there’ll be a special event dedicated to the book as part of that splendid festival in Scarborough, Books by the Beach.

The evening will entail a three course Italian dinner at Wykeham Abbey with yours truly talking about the book and the background to the original story between courses. I’ll be reading an extract, taking questions and signing advance copies. So you get well fed, a cosy, informal evening in a lovely country house and a copy of the finished book before everyone else gets to lay their hands on it.

Numbers are limited — there are just thirty eight seats. Tickets will go on sale by phone and in person from the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in February.

But if you fancy giving someone a voucher for Scarborough for Christmas… they are on sale now.