The annual festival is from Sat 21 Oct—Sun 4 Nov.


Eileen Ramsay Wed 25. 7.30pm. Bishopbriggs Library. 170 Kirkintilloch Road. Bishopbriggs. 772 4513.

I Jack Withers Thurs 26. 7pm. John Smith & Son. 252 Byres Road. 334 2769. The launch ol' Balancing ()n :1 Barbed Wire Fence (Argy 11 £6.99) a collection of poetry and prose capturing the rhythms of everyday speech.

I Jack Webster Tue 31. 8pm. Brockwood

library. 166 [)rynien Road. Bearsden. 943 .

()121. The author of flying St'ots.‘ xi Century of'Ai'iatio/i in Scotland (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall £12.95) will give an illustrated talk.

I 11.1. Kennedy and Contributors Wed 1. 7.15pm. Waterstone‘s Booksellers, 45--5() Princes Square. 221 9650. Launching the 1995 edition of the prestigious compilation (it. lost Things I’irxt: New ll’riting Scotland /.i’ (Association for Scottish Literary Studies £6.95).


I Joan Lingard Sat 21. 11am. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The popular children's and adults author will read from and sign her latest children‘s book'.v Leaving (Hamish Hamilton £9.99)

I Tom Weir Mon 23. 6.30pm. James Thin. Coffee House. 57 George Street. 225 4495. An illustrated talk. based on ll’eir's ll’or/rl: :ln xilll(t/?l()_Q/'tl/)/l\‘ of'Sorts (Canongate Books £8.99) from one of Scotland‘s best-known climbers

I Ken Macleod Tue 24. 7pm. Sighthill Library. 6 Sighthill Wynd. 529 5569. The

author will talk about his inventive new work of fiction The Star Fraction (Legend £10).

I Jack Webster Tue 24. 7pm. James

1 Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 5566743.

; Brian B. Osborne Wed 25. 7pm. Leith

Library. 28—30 Ferry Road. 5295517. A talk based on The Ingenious Mr Bell

(Argyll £15.99).

I McVitie’s Prize Thurs 26. 7pm. Jatnes Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 5566743. The shortlist of the best in Scottish writing

published last year will be announced.

I Tom Weir Fri 27. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13

Princes Street. 556 3034.

I Sir Fitzroy Maclean Mon 30. 6.30pm.

James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495.

The author will discuss and sign copies ol

the beautifully produced High/antlers: .‘l

History (ill/1e .St'ollislt ('lans (Adelphi


I Colin Baxter Photography Tue 3 1. 7.30pm. Royal Botanic Garden Lecture Theatre. lnverleith Row. Contact Waterstone‘s on 225 3436 for information

and tickets.

I Dr Murray Pittock Tue 31. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The author ol‘ The Mth ()f'l'lie .lat‘oliite ('lans (l-ZUP £16) discusses his book. coinciding with the 250th anniversary ol Bonnie Prince ('harlie‘s departure from lidinburgh.

I Malcolm Greenwood Tue 3 I. 7.30pm. Portobello Library. 14 Roselield Avenue. 529 5558. The author will give an

anecdotal talk about his book .‘l .\"ip

Around The World: Diary ()7 .il ll'ltis/(v Salesman (Argyll £7.99). Samples of said product will be given free to get the audience iii the mood. .

I David Garrett Wed 1. 7pm. Janies Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. A short

talk on till l-‘hit/eag xii/girl: The Silver ll’histle (Canan £6.95). followed by a

penny whistle workshop. I Walter Ross Wed 1. 7pm. Morcdun Library. 92 Moredun Park. 529 5652. The

WATERSTONE’ S 132 Union Street, Glasgow G1 399 (0141) 221 0890

Waterstone's invite you to come and meet


who will be reading from and signing copies of his debut novel "The Gobbler" on Wednesday 25th October at 1pm. All Welcome. Admission is free.

author will talk about his new dispassionate and objective book The forty-Five: The Last Jacobite Rebellion (HMSO £12.95).

I Taste 0t Scotland Thurs 2. 6.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. Demonstrations by the George

Intercontinental and tastings of Scottish

food and drink. celebrating the launch of the new edition of 'Iiixte ()fSt'otlaItrl.

(Taste Of Scotland £4.95).


I Three Poets For Glasgay! CCA. Mon 30. 8pm. £2/£1. 350 Sauchiehall Street.

332 0522. See Glasgay! section.

What’s Setting The Heather (in Fire? Mon 30. 6.30pm. John Smith & Son. 252 Byres

Road. 334 2769. A platform for new and

more established writers. keen to bring

. their wares to a new public.

5 Universal Art? Wed 1. 10.15pm. Tron

Theatre. 53 Parnie Street. 552 4267. See

gGlasgay! section.

; The Brighton Connection Thurs 2.

; 6.30pm. John Smith 8; Son. 252 Byres

Road. 334 2769. Bringing together writers associated with Brighton-based Millivres

Books. three of whom have close links

with Scotland.


' I Tom Johnstone Sat 21. 12.30pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The Magic Eye man invites you to step inside

E the wonders of Magic 3-1): Discover Your

()lt'll Deep l’ision (Stanley Paul £9.99). I Adrian Edmondson Sat 21. 2pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The

mental comic. currently on tour with loony pal Rik Mayall. takes a literary break to sign his new book The Gobbler

(Heinemann £10). coincidentally about a

sleazy comedian on the slide. I Wicked! Tue 24. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13

Princes Street. 556 3034. An evening of stand-up comedy promoting Wicked (Virago £14.99). Fidelis Morgan's book of female wit and wisdom stretching from Elizabeth 1 to Ruby Wax.

I Tibor Fischer and Gordon Burn Wed 25. 7.30pm. Waterstone’s. 83 George Street, 225 3436. Two of the finest young British authors around will be reading from their respective works The Thought Gang (Mandarin £5.99) and Fullalni' (Reed £14.99).

I Maureen Freely and Sue lnnechd 25. 7pm. James Thin Ltd. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. A night ofdiscussion about women in the modern world and workplace .

I Paula Yates Thurs 26. 12.30pm. James Thin. The Gyle. Gyle Shopping Centre. 539 7757. This is bound to attract a few hundred curious onlookers. if not to buy the TV star's autobiography. My Life Under The Stars (Thorsons £14.99) geddit‘.’ then to see if Mr Hutchence is in attendance.

I Andrew Marr Thurs 26. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. The award-winning political editor from The Independent newspaper and author of The Battle For Scotland talks about his latest political tome Ruling Britannia (Michael Joseph £16.99).

I Mark Tully Thurs 26. 7.30pm. George Square Theatre. Tickets from Royal Scottish Geographic Society on 337 6632. Organised in conjunction with James Thin. an evening lecture with slides by Tully. until recently the BBLJ‘s India correspondent.

I Gary Amistrong Sat 28. 11am. Waterstone‘s. 83 George Street. 225 3436. The Scottish rugby ace will be here to sign copies of his biography Jetheans Here (Mainstream £14.99).

I Caroline Waldgrave Tue 3 I. 7pm. £1. The Supper Room at The Assembly Rooms. George Street. Call Waterstone's.

13 Princes Street. 556 3034 for details.

THE 10th


Tuesday 24th October KEN MACLEOD


Saturday 28th October GARY ARMSTRONG

Tuesday 3 | St October HUGH SCOTT

Wednesday lst November A L KENNEDY

2 lst October - 4th November I995

7pm Sighthi/l Library, 6 Sighthill Wynd, Edinburgh ‘Stunningly assured. inventive and intelligent. . . richly readable and riddled with accuracies', Iain Banks. Meet the author of the The Star Fraction. Contact: Annie Laing - 0131 529 5569

7pm Ralston Library,Allanton Avenue, Paisley

With humorous insight and striking illustrations,'the author of Native Stranger will share his travelling experiences of Scotland.

Contact: Kay Wright - 0141 882 1879

I 1.30-/ 2.30pm Waterstone’s‘Booksellers, 83 George Street, Edinburgh Signed copies of jethart’s Here!The Gary Armstrong Story, by one of the best scrum-halves in Scottish rugby.

Contact: Neil Johnson - 0131 225 3436

0 children's event 0

2.30pm Tronent Library, 3 Civic Square, Tronent

The 'Master of Menace’ will talk about his chilling tales of the paranormal for children, including Why Weeps the Brogan? and The Gargoyle. For ages 10 years +. Contact D Thomson - 01875 610254

7. l 5pm Waterstone’s Booksellers, 45-50 Princes Square, Glasgow

Launch of Last Things First - New Writing Scotland no. l3.with

the editor and contributors. Contact; 8 MacDougall - 0141 221 9650 For a free brochure and complete events diary contact the

Scottish Book Marketing Group. Scottish Book Centre. 137 Dundee Street. Edinburgh EH1 | IBG or telephone 0131 228 6866

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