Look what I picked up today! One of my favourite charity shops in Leamington Spa, Action 21, posted a picture of this book on their Facebook page this week and very kindly agreed to keep it for me to collect today. Regular readers will know that I am currently writing a panto to be performed in December this year. The story hinges around a book of fairy tales that has some magical power (because I believe that storytelling is magic) and I am looking for a suitable book which must contain illustrations. Now I have got this one home, it is certainly quite old and looks like it has survived a hundred years or more (the panto begins in the future).
Sadly, it does not feature the red riding hood story which is kind of crucial to my plot, but I can glue a picture in and the audience will not be able to see from that distance. A blur of red cloak and something vaguely wolf shaped will do! While I was in the shop I also picked up 6 mugs* for £3 A visit to Leamington would not be complete without a trip to our favourite cafe, The Coffee Box, which is conveniently next to the car park (free for 2 hours to encourage shoppers to the old town. Take note, Banbury council). Chocolate and orange roulade for me, banana and walnut cake for Martin. Very, very, good. *no photo they are in the dishwasher.