(SBF) indicates events which are part or

from 16—30 October.

I Motherwell Writer of the Year Entry forms from local libraries. closing date 22 Oct. Annual competition organised by ; Motherwell Leisure. this year on the theme of ‘Great Expectations’ open to all ages.

I Spot the Dog Dillons. 174-176 Argyll Street. 248 4814. Sat 9. 3pm. Free. A visit by the popular children’s book character. I Terry Waite John Smith & Son. 57 Vincent Street. 221 7472. Mon 11. 6.30pm. Free. Perhaps the most famous l hostage of them all. will be talking about I and signing copies of his captivity memoir Taken on Trust (Hodder & Stoughton £14.99).

I David Gemmell Dillons. 174—176 Argyll Street. 248 4814. Thurs 14. 6.30pm. The popular fantasy author will be reading from and signing copies of his latest books Druss The Legend (Legend £14.99). Legend: The Graphic Novel (Legend £9.99) and Way/under II (Legend £4.99).

I Glasgow Book Fair Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. info 0436 76453. Fri 15. noon—7pm. Sat 16. 10am—5pm. Admission 50p. Secondhand and antiquarian book. maps and prints for

l the Scottish Book Fortnight which runs a


I Jack Withers and Jerr Torrlngton Paisley Central Library. Paisley High Street. 887 2468. Mon 18. 7.30pm. Free. Readings from and discussion of Withers’ lively prose poetry collection A Real Glasgow Archipelago (Argyll Publishing £4.95). (SBF)

I Glasgow Evironmental Book Group Renfield St Stephen’s Church Centre. Bath Street. info Robert Contz. 248 6864. Mon 18. 7.30pm. Free. Discussion of the work of Ernest Callenbach. in particular his book Ecotopia.

I Helen Lillie Milngavie Bookshop & Lillie Gallery . 37 Douglas Street. Mlingavie. 956 4752. Tue 19.4.30pm. Free. Launch of Lillie‘s new book Home to Strathblane (Argyll Publishing £5.99). (SBF)

I Duncan Graham John Smith & Son. 57 Vincent Street. 221 7472. Tue 19. 6.30pm. Free. Talk by the author (an ex-student purser) of Sunset on the Clyde: The Last Summers on the Water (Neil Wilson Publishing £10.99). about the final days of the legendary Clyde pleasure steamers. (SBF)

I Helen llllie Bishopbriggs Library. 170 Kirkintilloch Road. 762 0112 ext 263.

Wed 20. 7.30pm. Free. Reading and talk about the author‘s new historical novel Home To Strathblane(Argyll Publishing £5.99). (SBF)

I launch or New Writing Scotland Waterstone‘s. 45/50 Princes Square. 221 9650. Thurs 21. 7.15pm. Free. Kick-off party for the latest annual Association for Scottish Literary Studies volume. with readings by contributors Brian Whittingham. Derek Thomson. Lynn Bryan and Honor Patching.


I Edinburgh Women’s Writing Group Women’s Centre. 61a Broughton Street (basement). info 228 6579. Sun 10 and I7. 7.30—10pm (weekly on Sunday evenings until 19 Dec). Free. Established group. open to all women and keen to welcome new members. meeting to write original prose and poetry. committed to ‘creating work which is as good as we can make it.’ I Margaret Atwood James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Mon 11. 4pm. Free. A chance to meet the renowned Candian author. who will be singing copies of her new novel The Robber Bride (Bloomsbury £15.99).

I Kenneth Mar Waterstone's. 128

4 Andrew’s & St George‘s. George Street.

Perhaps the most famous hostage of them ' all. will be talking about and signing

1 Trust (Hodder & Stoughton £14.99).

day. Various events including Scrabble

1 I David Belles French Institute. Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Thurs 21. 7.30pm.

. Free. Talk by the author of A Life in I 5 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Wed 20.

(HarperCollins £8.99). the latest annual Arts Council-supported collection.

I Brian Iwosend Princes Street. 556 3034. Mon 18. 7pm.

1 £1. Your chance to sample rare and prized malts from Scotland’s vanished

Princes Street. 226 2666. Tue 12. 7pm. Free. The leading Tory grandee interviewed by Brian Meek about his new book Turbulent Years (Faber & Faber £20).

I Terry Waite Parish Church of St

info 225 4495. Tue 12. 7pm. £1.50.

copies of his captivity memoir Taken on

Ticket holders are entitled to a £1.50 reduction of a signed copy of the book at i the event.

I John Keegan Waterstone‘s. l3 Princes Street. 556 3034. Thurs 14. 7.30pm. Free.

a slender little volume entitled A History of Warfare (Hutchinson £20). I David Gemmell Forbidden Planet. 2/3

1 f Talk and signing session by the author of ;

j Teviot Place. 225 8613. Wed 15. 4pm. g Free. And James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Wed 15. 6pm. Free.

The popular fantasy wn'ter will be reading r

I Jim Hewitson James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Tue 19. 7pm. Free. A talk by the author of Tam Blake & Co: The Scots in America 1540—1940 (Canongate £14.99). (SBF)

I Alasdair Gray Central Library. George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Tue 19. 7pm. Free. The award-winning author of last year’s Poor Things will be reading from and talking about his new book Ten Tales Tall and True (Bloomsbury £14.99). (SBF)

from and signing his latest books Druss i Z x y

the Legend (Legend £14.99). Legend: The i '..’ ' Graphic Novel(l.egend £9.99) and l

Waylander 11 (Legend £4.99). 3

' I Keep VAT on Books Day All three

Thin‘s branches (South Bridge. George Street. Waverley Market) throughout the

competitions and appearances by local '_ MPs. as pan of Thins‘ campaign against

the imposition of VAT on books.

I nose Elliot Waterstone's. 13 Princes Street. 556 3034. Wed 15. 7pm. Free. j Demonstration and talk by the popular cookery writer. using recipes from her new book Rose Elliot 's Four Seasons (HarperCollins £14.99).

Words (Harvill £35). a new biography of

Georges Perec. 1

I Brian McGahe, Dilys nose 8 Ronald

Frame James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge.

. 556 6743. Mon 18. 7pm. Readings by

three contributors to Three Kinds of K issing.‘ Scottish Short Stories I 993 !

Waterstone‘s. l3

distilleries. with expert comment from the ; author of Scotch Missed: The Lost Distilleries of Scotland (Neil Wilson Publishing £ 14.99). (SBF)

I lain Mcivor Gilmerton Library. 64 Gilmerton Dykes Street. 664 6842. Mon 18. 7pm. Free. Illustrated talk by the author of Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle (Batsford £25 h/b £14.99 p/b) recounting the story of developments of the Castle Rock from the Bronze Age to today. (SBF)

I Giles Sutherland Stockbridge Library. Hamilton Place. 332 2173. Tue 19. 7pm. Free. An illustrated talk by the author of Explorations in Wood (Canongate £25 h/b £14.99 p/b). about the work of sculptor and furniture maker Tim Stead. (SBF)

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I Jessie Kesson Blackhall Library. 56 . Hillhouse Road. 336 3277. Wed 20.

2.30pm. Free. The much-loved Scottish author will read from and talk about her books Glitter of Mica and Where the

le Ripens (both Virago £5.99). (SBF) i’eah Lenernan Lecture Theatre. Royal

; Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street.

225 7534 x 186. Wed 20. 7.30pm. £1.

Illustrated talk about Into The

3 Foreground: A Century of Scottish Women

in Photographs (NMS/Alan Sutton Publishing £15.99). (SBF) I George MacDonald Fraser James Thin.

7pm. Free. Talk and signing session by the

; much-loved creator of Flashman. about

his new (non-Flashman) book The Candlemass Road (Harvill £12.99). (SBF)

. use" I Andree Yule James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. Wed 20. 7pm. Free. Reading and talk by the author of the new biography Sean Connery: Neither Shaken Nor Stirred (Little. Brown £16.99). (SBF) I Alanna Knight Newington Library. 17—21 Fountainhall Road. 667 9972. Thurs 21. 8.30pm. Free. A chance to meet the author of the popular BBC series Strathblair. now available in book form Strathblair (BBC Books £4.99). (SBF) I Sue Lawrence Oxgangs Library. Oxgangs Road North. 445 5699. Thurs 21. 7pm. Free. Cookery demonstration from the former Masterchef. author of Food With Flair (£14.99). (SBF) I Ialn Mentor a Anna Ritchie James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Thurs 21. 7pm. Free. Reading and talk by the authors of. respectively. Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle and Historic Scotland: Viking Scotland (both Batsford £25 h/b £14.99 p/b). (SBF) I Kenneth Boy Leith Library. 28-30 Ferry Road. 554 5507. Thurs 21. 7pm. Free. The popular Scotland On Sunday columnist will read from and talk about his new book The Closing Headlines: Inside Scottish Broadcasting (Carn'ck Media £11.95). (SBF)

Tuesday 12th

Kenneth Baker

Brian Meek from The Herald will be interviewing Kenneth Baker and discussing the publication of his autobiography,

Turbulent Years

Complimentary tickets from branch. Free Wine

Wednesday 27th October 7pm

Helena Kennedy

Bestselling feminist author Helena Kennedy will be reading and discussing her latest paperback,

Eve Was Framed

Complimentary tickets from branch. Free Wine

128 Princes Street. Edinburgh EH2 4AD Tel: 031- 226 2666

October 7pm

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