Hold on to your hats! Sit down! Have you heard the news?! There is a publication date, at last, for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

21 June seems like a long way away, but I was beginning to get worried that it would never be published at all. I have, obviously, pre-ordered from Amazon. However, what I am tempted to do is buy a cheap ticket from Ryanair and go camp out in front of a bookshop in the British isles on the evening of the 20th. There’s bound to be shops keeping open at midnight to let people have the book at the first possible moment.

Oh joy, oh joy, oh exquisite joy! A flower on Rowling’s head! Please excuse me while I go and shout for joy for a few minutes.