Two years ago I was in Romania for the launch of Harry Potter 6 – the university town of Timisoara to be precise. On that occasion I bought the latest installment of the Hogwarts’ adventure for a little over 1 million Leu at approximately 10am in an English bookshop built into the old bastille. Today, at approximately 10am I receive a text message from my Mum to say that my Amazon order has arrived at my brother’s ready for me to collect on route up to Norfolk for a long weekend.

Just 30 pages to go of Gregory McGuire’s Wicked and then I can relax and think about packing for the weekend. Not that I will need a lot if I’m going to be reading most of the time… 🙂