BOOKS events




A Sunday

Afternoon Concert Soprano, Trumpet 8 Strings

with music by Purcell, Handel and Bach

with Wilma MacDougall (soprano) and Chris Dicken (Trumpet)

Sunday, 23 February 1997 at 2.30pm St John's Church Princes Street Edinburgh Ticket prices £7.50 (£5) Box Ofiicez0131vé67 7776(Queens Hall) Make it a Special celebration!

Treat yourself to a delicious 2 course pre— ooncert luncheon at the Caledonian Hotel (just opposite) for only £9.50 including a glass ofwine. Ring 0131 A159 9988 for

bookings (12.30pmv2pm) and ask for Carriages Restaurant



Glasgow murderer Hugh Collins


Hugh Collins Wed 26 Feb. 7pm. Dillons. 174—176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. The convicted murderer and Barlinnie lifer discusses and reads excerpts from Autobiography ()j'A Murderer (Macmillan £15.99).

Gillian Slovo Wed 26 Feb. 6.30pm. John Smith & Son. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. The author reads and signs copies of her autobiography Ift'eljv Secret Thing: My Family, M_\' C ountrt (Little. Brown £16). Moira Burgess Thurs 27 Feb. 3—4pm. Link Corridor. Mitchell Library. North Street. 287 2867. The Scottish author runs a workshop on how to write short stories. Gerry loose Fri 28 Feb. 3—4.3()pm. Link Corridor. Mitchell Library. North Street. 287 2867. The local writer holds a workshop to help budding poets improve their skills.

Robbie Morrison Fri 28 Feb. 5—6pm. Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 287 4855. Discover the world of comics and graphic novels with Morrison whose credits include Judge Dredd. Tales of Two Cities Fri 28 Feb. 7.30—9pm. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 287 4855. Alan Spence. the McVities Scottish Writer of the Year. heads a celebrity panel of writers from Edinburgh and Glasgow. reading from their work. Panelists include Dilys Rose. Brian Whittingham and Donny O‘Rourke. Crime Scene Sat 1 Mar. IOani—noon. Burns Room. Mitchell Library. North Street. 287 2867. Crime writers Glenn (Taggart) Chandler. Val McDermid. Bill Knox and [an Rankin. among others. make up this panel (chaired by Donny O‘Rourke) for a lively discussion on crime fiction.

Janice Galloway Sat 1 Mar. noon—1pm. Mitchell Theatre Bar. Granville Street. 287 4855. The award-winning novelist and short story writer reads from her favourite works.

Words And Music Sat 1 Mar. 2—4pm. Burns Room. Mitchell Library. North Street. 287 2867. A. L. Kennedy. Edwin Morgan and Adam McNaughton join others for a selection of readings and music.

Quintine Jardine Sat 22 Feb. 12.30—1.30pm. James Thin. Gyle Shopping Centre. 539 7757. The author signs copies of his latest paperback Skinner's Ordeal (Headline £5.99).

The Shore Poets Sun 23 Feb. 8pm. £1 (free) at the door. The Fruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. The Fruitmarket events continue with poetry from David Berry. Morelle Smith and Robert Alan Jamieson. and music courtesy of Tim O’Leary and Aaron Jones.

Gillian Slovo Tue 25 Feb. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034/5. Daughter of dead South African politician .lo Slovo. the acclaimed novelist and documentary filmmaker reads from autobiography Every Secret Thing (Little. Brown £16.99) and talks about her life and work.

Faye and Jonathan Kellerman Thurs 27 Feb. 6pm. Tickets (free) from the East End or the Royal Lyceum Theatre. Waterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034/5. The two crime authors will be joined by Ian Rankin who will chair a discussion of their work and latest books; Prayers For The Dead (Headline £5.99) by Faye and The Clinic (Little. Brown £14.99) by Jonathan.

Minette Walters Fri 28 Feb. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034/5. The author of bestseller The Sculptress' will be reading from her latest. The Echo (MacMillan £15.99).

Adeline Yen Mah Tue 4 Mar. 6pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The author talks about her fascinating autobiography Falling Leaves: The True Story ofan Unwanted Chinese Daughter (Michael Joseph £16.99).

Hugh Collins Thurs 6 Mar. 7pm. Waterstones. 13/14 Princes Street. 556 3034/5. The ex-Barlinnie inmate reads from his brutally honest Autobiography of a Murderer (MacMillan £15.99).


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in conversation with

IAN RANKIN Thursday 27th February 6pm Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street. Tickets free, available from East End Branch and the Lyceum.


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