I Jack Deighton Mon l7 Feb. 6.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. The local author launches his first science-fiction novel. A Son Oj'T/re Rue/t (Orbit £5.99).

I Joe Simpson and Simon Yates Wed 19 Feb. 7pm. Waterstones. l3—l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. Joe Simpson promotes his latest paperback Stumis OfSilem'e (Vintage £7.99) and Simon Yates will be reading from his own new climbing memoirs. Against The Wall (Cape £15.99).

I Gaelic Night Thurs 20 Feb. 7pm. Waterstones. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. Polygon books and Taigh Na Gaidhlig present three contemporary Gaelic poets. Aonghas MacNeacail launches his new collection A Proper Schooling (Polygon £6.95). readings from Meg Batemen‘s new poems I.ig/tllte.v.v/1Ittl Other Poems (Polygon £6.95). and Rm/(ly Gormun reads fmm For And Other Poems (Polygon £6.95). Whisky will be provided by Skye Distillers. Praban Na Linne.

I Rick Stein and lick llairn Thurs 20 Feb. 7pm. £4 (inc Raffle entry). Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel. 80 High Street. Tickets from Waterstones. l3-l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. The popular TV chefs demonstrate their culinary talents. with an opportunity to sample their wares. Rick will be promoting Fruits Oj'T/te Sm (BBC £ l7.99) and Nick. Wild Hun'ex! Book 2 (BBC £14.99).


I Raymond Soltysek and Derek Mclucltie Tue ll Feb. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 884 6099. Widely published Raymond Soltysek. who writes short stories for

Experience Original Bliss with A.l..|tennedy at Waterstones, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh on Thurs 13; or the cm,

350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow on ‘ihurs 20

Rebel Inc. and Derek Mcl.uckie who has acted with many major Scottish Theatre companies present an evening of ‘contrtwersial and in-yer-face' poetry and prose.

Waterstone’s 83 George Street, Edinburgh Monday 10th February

. 7.30pm

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Free tickets from 83 George Street. Wine will be served


“There are three men in my office and one of them is trying to kill me”



author of “The Wimbledon Poisoner”

will be reading from & signing copies of his dark new psychological thriller

(Granta £15.99)

Tuesday | lth February at 7pm Waterstone’s (East End) l3/ I4 Princes Street

Tickets Free 0l3l 556 3034

Children of



Pulled off the shelves after legal action before Christmas, this anthology by some of Scotland's finest young writers is now...


‘A heady iron brew of users, losers and psychoactive abusers in the best Scottish tradition...this Rebel Inc anthology deserves to sell more copies than Trainspotting.’ Kevin Williamson

‘Pacy, punchy,state of the era'





"n (3703:1752? ‘Compelling and Iurid...truly hallucinogenic'

The Scotsman ‘mixing the sublime with the irreverent...takes a Sledgehammer to . convenhon! New Statesman


Alternatively. send a cheque for £8.99 (P+P FREE) to Canongate Books. 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 lTE or phone 0131 557 5111 with your credit card details and ’get a m. pack of football cards with your order.


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