SCOTTISH BOOK FOBTNIGHT
Scottish Book Fortnight runs irorn 24 Oct-8 Nov. Events alter 29 Oct will be listed in the next edition ol The List. Unless otherwise stated events and exhibitions are tree. Full lnlormatlon available irom the Scottish Book Marketing Group, 25a South West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, 225 5795. See Guest List.
0 BOOK TRUST SCOTLAND 15a Lynedoch Street, Glasgow, 041 332 0391. 27 Oct-6 Nov, Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. The Best oi Scottish a display of the books selected for Scottish Book Fortnight. Twentieth Century Scottish Classics 55 novels selected by Edwin Morgan from 1900 to the present day.
FRIDAY 23 Edinburgh
0 Canongate Classics Waterstone’s, 114 George Street, Edinburgh, 225 3436. 7.30pm. Launch of the latest three titles in the excellent Canongate Classics series of neglected Scottish masterpieces. Incongruously, there is a prize draw for a weekend in that most English of towns, Stratford-upon-Avon.
SATURDAY 24 Glasgow
0 Moira Miller Milngavie Bookshop, 37 Douglas Street, 956 4752. 11am—noon. The author of Masque For a Queen with stories for 6—12 year-olds.
0 Roadworks Milngavie Bookshop, 37 Douglas Street, 956 4752. 2pm.
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0 Orkney Day James Thin Penguin Bookshop, Waverley Market, 556 6743. All day event in celebration of the start of the fortnight: Orkney selection of books plus music and food.
0 The Nature oi the Land Upper Level Waverley Market (in association with James Thin‘s Penguin Bookshop, Waverley Market, 556 6743). Noon-2pm. Photographer Colin Baxter signs copies of his latest book.
0 The Story oi Scotland James Thin, 53—59 South Bridge, 556 6743. 11am-noon. Nigel Tranter signs copies of his book.
SUNDAY 25 Glasgow
0 The Scottish Cat Third Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 2.30pm. Feline selection of Scottish writing. Chosen by Hamish Whyte, Edwin Morgan and Carl McDougall.
MONDAY 26 Glasgow
0 Moira Miller Strathkelvin District Library, 170 Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs, 762 0112. 4pm. The author of Masque For a Queen with stories for 6—12 year-olds.
o The Nature oi the Land John Smith, 252 Byres Road, 221 7472. 7pm. Colin Baxter with his collection of photographs of Scotland’s nature reserves.
0 Natchard’s Catalogue Launch Hatchards, 50 Gordon Street, Glasgow, 221 0262. 6.30—8.30pm. Dorothy Dunnet is guest of honour for the bookshop’s launch of Scottish Book Fortnight and its new winter catalogue.
o A Glasgow Wartime Boyhood Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley. 887 2468. 7.30pm. Bob Crampsey on life in the Clydebank Blitz.
TUESDAY 27 Glasgow
0 Contrasts oi WarJohn Smith, 57—61 St Vincent Street, 221 7472. 7—9pm. The Clydebank Blitz compared to life in Nazi Germany. Bob Crampsey, author of A Young Civilian
shares wartime memories with Marianne McKinnon author of Naked Years.
0 Hhum: The Natural History oi an Island John B Wylie, 460 Saucheihall Street, 3326177. 7.30pm. M. E. Ball talks about the Nature Conservancy Council’s work on Rhum.
0 The Scottish Soldier The Edinburgh Bookshop, 57 George Street, 225 7030. 6.30pm. Stephen Wood gives an illustrated talk based on his book about the Scottish Soldier and the North American Experience 1745—1814. Wine!
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0 Joan Lingard Waterstone’s, 114
George Street, 225 3456. 7.30pm. Joan Lingard reading from her new book Reasonable Doubts and signing copies.
0 The Scottish Thirties Cluny Church Centre, Cluny Drive, Morningside (information from Kay’s Bookshop, 447 1265). 7.30pm. Illustrated talk by Charles McKean.
WEDNESDAY 28 Glasgow
0 The Waterlalls 01 Scotland John B Wylie, 460 Sauchiehall Street, 332 6177. 7pm. Illustrated talk by Louis Stott.
O Roadworks Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, 887 2468. 7.30pm. Lyrics and songs from Wildcat’s selection with Dave Anderson and Dave MacLennan. o The Naked Years Strathkelvin District Library, 170 Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs, 762 0112. 7.30pm. Marianne McKinnon talks about her life in Nazi Germany as described in her book The Naked Years.
0 Joan Lingard James Thin Penguin Bookshop, Waverley Market, 556 6743. Noon. Joan Lingard reading from her new book Reasonable Doubts and signing copies.
0 The Nature ol the Land Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, (information from James Thin, 556 6743). 7-9pm. Colin Baxter talks about his latest collection of photography.
0 Caledonian Feast Waterstone’s, 114 George Street, 225 3456. 7—9pm. Annette Hope with a demonstration of Scottish Cuisine through the ages.
THURSDAY 29 Glasgow
0 Whisky Hatchards, 50 Gordon Street, Glasgow, 221 0262. 7—9pm. 1987 Glenfiddich Whisky Writer of the Year, Wallace Milroy in discussion with two other hic’perts. O The Bridge Book Trust Scotland, 15a Lynedoch Street, 332 0391. 7.30pm. Iain Banks reads from his new book: followed by an audience discussion.
0 Sandy Jardlne John Menzies, 107 Princes Street, 226 6214. 1—2.30pm. A chance to meet the manager of riding high Hearts as he signs copies of his biography, Score and More.
0 Book Fair Riccarton Primary School, Currie (in association with the Glowworm Bookshop, Main Street, Balerno, Midlothian, 031 449 4644). 1-3pm. With children’s author Moira Miller.
0 Moira Miller Glowworm Bookshop, Main Street, Balerno, Midlothian, 031 449 4644. 3.30—5pm. The author of Masque for a Queen tells stories suitable for 6—12 year-olds.
0 Country Llle in Britain Bauerrneister Bookshop, 19 George IV Bridge, 226 5561. 6.30pm. Dr Alexander
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