Wednesday 25th June at 7.30pm
Bestselling author and journalist
presents her brilliantly funny, picaresque
Bridget Jones’s Diary 95.99)
following the fortunes of the optimistic but doomed thirty-something’s quest for self-improvement, a girl determined to ’have it all’ - just as soon as
she’s finished this cigarette...
Join us for some wine and laughter. Free tickets available from branch.
Waterstone’s 83 George Street Edinburgh EH2 3E5 0131 225 3436
Waterstone’s East End I3 -14 Princes St, Edinburgh 0131-556 3034
Tuesday 17th June 7pm Tickets free
The winner of the Somerset Maugham ~ Award will tell her compelling story of the years she spent on the island of Pitcairn in the South Paciﬁc with the decendants of Captain Bligh and the crew of HMAV Bounty. She will be showing slides, taking questions and signing copies of her new book Serpent in Paradise (Picador £15.99). Wine will be served.
P.P. Hartnott Tue 17 Jun. 7pm. Dillons. 174— 176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. The cult gay author will be reading from and discussing his powerful new work Call Me (Pulp Books £7.99). See review. page 94.
Lisbon Lions Thurs 19 Jun. 5.30pm. 1)i11ons. 174—176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. The Lisbon Lion football stars will be instore to sign copies of Andy Dougan's book ('e/tii' — The Lisbon Lions (Virgin Publishing £14.99).
5 Alive: Contemporary Poetry In Performance Thurs 19 Jun. 8pm. The Tryst. (‘resswell Street. Bookings: 40] 2633. As part of the West lind Festival. Open World Poets perform their work. accompanied by music and visual images by Ken Rice. The show is described as being ‘of a theatrical nature.‘
Roddy Doyle Fri 20 Jun. 7pm. £3. The Arches. 30 Midland Street. Tickets available from Waterstone‘s. 121 Union Street. 221 0890. The popular author will be reading from his latest book The llinnan ll’liu ll’itlketl Into Doors (Minerva £6.99).
Labi Siffre Sun 22. 8.15pm. £6 (£3). (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Labi Siffre reads and performs his poetry and songs. Part of Pride Scotland Festival.
Mike Dash Thurs 26 Jun. 6.30pm. £2.50 (£1 redeemable against purchase of the book). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. Tickets from the OFT. 332 8128 and 1)illons. 174—176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. Dr Mike Dash of the l’ortean 'Iinies will be bringing slides. documents and strange objects that cover the breadth of strange phenomena and talking about his new book lion/erlani/s (l-leinemann £16.99).
Alan Jackson Sun 15 Jun. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1). Tickets on the door. Fruitmarket Gallery (‘afe Bar. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. Live poetry with Alan Jackson. Iona: Its People And Their Story Mon 16.1un. 6.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. Author li. Mairi
MacArthur will be giving an illustrated ; talk based on her new book Iona (Colin Baxter £ 12.95).
Patrick Gale And RP. Hartnett Mon 16 .1 un. 7.30pm. Waterstone's. 83 George Street. 225 3436. Gale will be reading from and signing copies of his book of short stories Dangerous Pleasures
5 (Harper (‘ollins £5.99) and will be joined
(GEORGE MACDONALD FRASER
Thursday 26th June 7pm Tickets free
In a long and distinguished career, he has produced short stories, an autobography, histories, film scripts not to mention the enduring Flashman series of novels. He will be here reading from and signing his latest book
Black Ajax (Hamchollins £16.99).
Wine will be served.
96 THE “31' 13—26 Jun 1997
by Hartnett. author of ('all He (Pulp Books £7.99). Part of Pride Scotland Festival.
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Dea Birkett Tue 17 Jun. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Travel writer Dea Birkett will be giving an illustrated talk about her experiences while living on the island of Pitcairn in the South Pacific. She will also be signing copies of her new book Serpent In Paradise (Picador £15.99). Part of Pride Scotland Festival.
William Corlett And Michael Arditti Wed 18 Jun. 7pm. Waterstone’s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. After the success of his ﬁrst adult gay novel. William Corlett will be reading from his new work Two Gentlemen Sharing (Little. Brown £15.99) and theatre critic Michael Arditti will be reading from The ('e/ilmre (Minerva £6.99) and Pagan/1m] Her Parents (Minerva £6.99). Part of Pride Scotland Festival.
Kenyon Wright Wed 18 Jun. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 5566743. The author of The People Say Yes: The Story ()f’l‘lie Making ()f‘St'nIlanil's Parliament (Argyle £7.99) leads a discussion and talks about his new book.
This Ancient Capital Wed 18 Jun. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Three readers will be bringing to life the work of two of lidinburgh's best-loved poets: William Dunbar and Sydney Goodsir Smith. The readings will be interspersed with song and music from folk singer Robin Laing and harp-player Shelia Kirk of the Clarsach Society. Emma Donoghue and Ali Smith in conversation with Ellen Galford Thurs 19.1un. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Donoghue will be reading from her collection of fairy tales Kissing 'I'lie ll/flt'll (Penguin £13.50) and Smith will be talking about her new novel like (Virago £14.99) as well as chatting with lillen Galford. Part ()f Pride Scotland Festival.
Outlines At The Outhouse Fri 26 Jun. 7pm. The ()uthouse. Broughton Street Lane. For further details call West & Wilde Bookshop on 556 0079. To launch the new ()iiI/ine series of gay biographies. Michael Wilcox. editor of (iav l’lavs. whose latest work is a major profile on Benjamin Britten. will be interviewed by Dominic d'Angelo. editor of (lav Scot/anti. Part of Pride Scotland Festival. Helen Fielding Wed 25 Jun. 7.30pm. \‘v’aterstone's. 83 George Street. 225 3436. Best-selling author and journalist Helen Fielding will be reading from Bridget Jones 3' Diarv (Picador £5.99) which follows the trials and tribulations of Bridget’s quest for self-improvement. George MacDonald Fraser Thurs 26 Jun. 7pm. \V'aterstone's. l3~14 Princes
Street. 556 3034. The author of the
Has/intuit series of novels will be reading from and signing copies of his latest book Black Afar t HarpeiCollins £16.99).
Roddy Doyle will be reading from his latest book The Woman Who Walked Into
Doors at The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 20 Jun