After selling out at The Bath Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival and the Shakespeare Bookshop Literary Lunch, a quick note to give the heads up to:

* The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival on May 1st, at 6.30pm, where I’ll be speaking with Jonathan Bates and Christopher Rush

* The Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival on May 31st, at 9am (Toast will be served)

* The first London Toast talk, at the Notting Hill Waterstones, on June 4th, at 7pm…

More details of these events – and links to their websites – can be found here

* And hot on their heels, fresh from the oven, the paperback edition of Shakespeare on Toast will be published on 4th June by Icon Books…

In the meantime, a write-up of Toast and growing discussion at Lizzy’s Literary Life:

This is a fascinating read – Shakespeare toasted lightly and buttered, slice by slice, by an author/actor whose passion for the subject shines through.