SCOTTISH BOOK FOBTNIOHT
Unless otherwise stated, all events are at John Smith’s, 57 St Vincent Street, 221 7472.
John, Marie Christine and Rebecca llidgway Mon 21 Oct. 6.30pm. Slide show about a family‘s travel adventure. Kathleen Jamie and Jim McConigal Tue 22 Oct. 7pm. Dillons. 174-176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. Readings to celebrate the launch of New Writing Scotland’s collection Full Strength Angels.
Cameron Mclleish Wed 23 Oct. 6.30pm. Reading from the hillwalking author.
A Scottish Anthology Thurs 24 ()ct. 7pm. Writers read from this new anthology (Bloomsbury £8.99).
liew Scottish Writing Soho Square VII Thurs 24 Oct. 7pm. Readings by Alasdair Gray. Edwin Morgan and A. 1.. Kennedy. Scott Hastings Sat 26 Oct. noon— 1 pm. The Scottish rugby player signs copies of Great Scott.I (Mainstream £14.99). Kathleen Jamie Sat 26 Oct. lptn. Collins Gallery. Richmond Street. 552 4400. A reading from one of Scotland’s leading poets.
Stuart Donald Mon 28 ()ct. 7.30pm. 632 3739. King‘s Park Library. 275 Castlemilk Road. Tales from the new book Para Handy All At Sea (Neil Wilson £7.99).
Peter Knight Tue 29 ()ct. 6.30pm. Tips from the editor of the Collins Pocket Reference '12; Scottish Country Dancing (HarperCollins £5.99).
James Robertson Wed 30 Oct. 6.30pm. SECC. 248 9999. Ghostly readings from the author of Scottish Ghost Stories (Warner £4.99).
Kirsty Wark Wed 30 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. 121 Union Street. 221 ()890. The Current Affairs presenter talks about
her new book Restless Nation (Mainstream £14.99).
3111 lirummond and Mark Manning Thurs 31 Oct. 10pm. The Arches. 30 Midland Street. 221 9736. A premiere reading front their book Bad Wisdom (Penguin £6.99). See feature.
uuintin Jardine Mon 21 Oct. 7pm at South Queensferry Library. 9 Shore Road. 529 5576 and Wed 30 Oct. 7pm at Leith Library. 28—30 Ferry Road. 529 5517. A chance to meet the author of Skinner's Ordeal (Headline £16.99).
Cameron Mclleish Mon 21 Oct. 6.30pm at James Thin. 59 George Street. 225 4495 and 8pm at Newington Library. 17—21 Fountainhall Road. 529 5536. A reading from the hillwalking author.
Alastair Davison and Andrew liorin Tue 22 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Presentations based around the new booklet Natural/y Scottish (Scottish Natural Heritage £3).
lsla Dewar Tue 22 Oct. 7pm at Fountainbridge library. 137 Dundee Street. 529 5616 and Thurs 3| Oct. 7—8pm at McDonald Library. 2 McDonald Road. 529 5636. A talk by the author of Wotnen Talking Dirty. (Headline Review £5.99).
Eileen Ramsay Tue 22 Oct. 2.30—3.30ptn. Sighthill Library. 6 Sighthill Wynd. 529 5569. A talk about the author's new book The Dominie's Lassie. (Little Brown £17.99).
Stuart Donald Wed 23 Oct. 2pm. Gilmerton library. 64 Gilmerton Dykes Street. 529 5628. Tales from the new book Para Handy All At Sea (Neil Wilson Publishing £7.99).
New Scottish Writing Soho Square Vll Wed 23 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. Authors Don Paterson. Shena Mackay and A. L. Kennedy read frotn this new anthology (Bloomsbury £9.99).
David Baddiel: banter at the CCA, Friday 18 October
Christopher Brookmyre Thurs 24 Oct. 7pm. Stockbridge Library. Hamilton Place. 529 5655. A talk from the author of Quite Ugly One Morning (Little Brown £12.99).
Kathleen Jamie and Jim McConigaI Thurs 24 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. The launch of Full Strength Ange/s (£6.95 ASLS).
Peter Knight Mon 28 Oct. 2.30pm at Craigmillar Library. 7 Niddn'e Marischal Gardens. 529 5597 and 7pm at James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Tips from the editor of the Collins Pocket Reference '1}; Scottish Country Dancing (HarperCollins £5.99).
John, Marie Christine and Rebecca Bidgway Mon 28 Oct. 6.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. Slide show about a family's travel adventure. ilelen Lillie Wed 30 Oct. 10am at Muirhouse Library. 15 Pennywell Court. 529 5528 and 7pm at James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Lillie reads from her new book .S‘trathh/ane And Away (Argyll £6.99).
Phil lusby and Sidney Clarke Wed 30 Oct. 7pm. Blackhall Library. 56 Hillhouse Road. 529 5595. illustrated talk about Scottish Wild Plants: Their History. [Ecology And C‘tmsert'atitm.
Scott Hastings Thurs 31 Oct. 6—7.30pm. James Thin. Gyle Shopping Centre. South Gyle Broadway. 539 7757. One of Scotland‘s tnost successful rugby players signs copies of Great Scott! (Mainstream £14.99).
OTHER EVENTS Edinburgh
Gil Scott-Heron Sun 20 Oct. 7.30pm/9.30pm. £6. Cafe Graffiti. Tickets from Fopp. Cockburn Street. 2200133. Music and prose frotn the jazz. rap king. See feature.
Howard Marks Tue 22 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034. The former international drugs smuggler signs copies of his autobiography Mr Nice (Secker and Wat'burg £15.99).
Frank McCourt Wed 23 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Reading from his new book Ange/a Is Ashes (HarperCollins £16.99).
John Siikin and iiaymond Vetesse Wed :53 Oct. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Poetry readings and discussion.
Claire MacDonald Thurs 24 Oct. 5.30pm. National Trust for Scotland offices. Charlotte Square. 243 9398. One of Scotland‘s best-known cookery writers talks about her new book Lunches (Doubleday £16.99).
Scottish Claymores Thurs 24 Oct. 12.30-1 .30pm at James Thin. Gyle
Shopping Centre. 539 7757 and 5.30—6.30pm at James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 225 4495. Scottish Claymores team members sign copies of their new book How 'hout Them Claymores (Mainstream £14.99).
Mark Tully Thurs 24 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034. The BBC ‘s India correspondent signs copies of his new book Heart Of India (Penguin £6.99).
Cecilia Vicena Fri 25 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Inverleith House. Royal Botanic Garden. 552 7171. The Chilean artist and poet isjoined by Gaelic singers Flora McNeil and Margaret Bennett.
Richard Griffiths Tue 29 Oct. 7—8pm. Stockbridge Library. Hamilton Place. 529 5655. A talk by the director of Edinburgh‘s New Town Conservation Committee.
Tom Stoppard Tue 29 Oct. 6pm. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 7404. Tickets from the Lyceum or Waterstone‘s. 13 Princes Street. 556 3034. Playwright Stoppard talks about his work. Judith Miller Wed 30 Oct. 6.30pm. Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers. 665 George Street. 225 2266. Talk from the author of The Miller's Antique Price Guide (Mitchel Beazley £21.99).
Hamish ilaswell-Smith Wed 30 Oct. 7—8pm. Oxgangs Library. 343 Oxgangs Road North. 529 5549. The author talks about his new book The Scottish Islands: C omprehensi 11‘ Guide To Every Scottish Island (Canongate £25).
Mark Simpson Wed 30 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13 Princes Street. 556 3034. Reading frotn Mark Simpson. editor of the controversial book Anti-Gay (Cassell £9.99).
The McVitie’s Prize Shortleet Thurs 31 Oct. 6.30pm. Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 556 6743 (invites from James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743). The announcement of the McVitie's shortleet. with Jane Asher and readings by RSAMD students.
Stuart Cosgrove: talking tootle in When Saturday Comes at the CCA, Friday 18 October
TOO The List 18-31 Oct l99(