you how to find the perfect opening line. Carl McDougall Tue 4 Nov. 1—2pm. Collins Gallery. University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street. For further information call 548 3516/548 3518. Author Carl McDougall reads from his work. Part of Writerfest.

Waiting For Glasgay! Tue 4 Nov, 8pm. £2. Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. A forum on gay writing with Edwin Morgan, Christopher White. Rose Collis. Ellen Galford and Colin Spencer.

David Carson Thu 6 Nov. 6pm. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Art listings.

Jim Dodge And Harry Horse Thu 6 Nov, 8pm. £2. Waterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. Dodge will be talking about his book Fup (Rebel lnc £7.99), with imput from Horse who illustrated it.


Frank Kelly Fn‘ 24 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. The star of Father Ted brings Father Jack’s unique blend of wisdom. wit and whiskey.

Shore Poets Sun 26 Oct. 8pm. £1. Fruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. Poetry from Christine De Luca. Jenni Daiches. Christopher Whyte and music from the West Edinburgh Folk Grou and The Birlinn Ensemble.

Ursu a Ferrigno Mon 27 Oct. 6.30pm. James Thin, 57 George Street. 225 4495. Ferrigno gives a demonstration from her latest book Italian Cakes And Desserts (Metro £8.99).

Geoffrey Dutton Mon 27 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge, 556 6743. The gardening expert will be talking about his new book Some Branch Against The Sky (David & Charles £16.99).

Glen Telfer Mon 27 Oct, 7pm. McDonald Road Library. 2 McDonald Road. 529 5636. SEE. See Kids listings. David Stafford Tue 28 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The author will be discussing his new book Churchill And Tlte Secret Service (John Murray Publishers £25).

Whisky Tasting With Charlie Maclean Tue 28 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street, 556 3034. Maclean will be unlocking the secrets of the national drink. to celebratt~ the recently published Malt Whisky (M:::‘.?iell Beazley £25). SBF.

John Lamond '1 se 28 Oct. 7pm. Gilmerton Library. 64 Gilmerton Dykes Street, 529 5652. Co-author of The Malt Whisky File 2nd Edition (Canongate Books £9.99) will be discussing the finer malts. SBF.

Maggie Craig Tue 28 Oct. 7pm. Newington Library. 17—21 Fountainhall Road. 529 5536. The author talks about her new historical book Damn ' Rebel Bitches (Mainstream Publishing £15.99). SBF.

Lynne Gladstone-Miller Wed 29 Oct. 6.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. The author will talk about and sign copies of her new book The Reverend Robert Walker The Story Behind The Painting (St Andrews Press £4.99). SBF.

lsla Dewar Wed 29 Oct, 1pm. Blackhall Library. 56 Hillhouse Road. 529 5595. The author will be reading from her new bestseller Giving Up On Ordinary (Review £9.99). SBF.

Matt Ridley Wed 29 Oct. 7pm. Fruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. Ridley who is involved with the Human Genome Project will be launching his new book The Origins Of Virtue (Penguin £8.99).

Michael W. Russell Wed 29 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. An illustrated talk on the extraordinary life of photographer Werner Kissling by the author ofA Poem OfRemote Lives (Neil Wilson Publishing £20). SBF.

Colin Baxter Wed 29 ()ct. 7pm. Waterstone‘s, 13— 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Scotland‘s leading landscape photographer gives a slide lecture on his

new book Scotland From The Air (Lomond Books £8). SBF.

Les Murrary Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm. £3 (£3). Teviot Row House Wine Bar. Bn’sto Square. Call the Poetry Association on 01764 662211 for further details. A reading by Australia’s best known poet. Part of Commonwealth Edinburgh 97. Evelyn Hood Thu 30 Oct, 7pm. Muirhouse Library. 15 Pennywell Court. 529 5528. A talk with the author of the new Scottish historical novel The Dancing Stone (Little. Brown £ 16.99). John Baxter Thu 30 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge, 556 6743. An illustrated talk from the co-author of Sea [.ochs Scotland 's Living Landscapes (Scottish National Heritage £3). SBF. Craig Charles Thu 30 Oct, 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. The star of Red Dtmrj‘will be reading from his new book from the series The Log: A Dwarferfs Guide To Everything (Penguin £6.99). _

Raj Persaud Sat 1 Nov. 12.30—l.30pm. James Thin, 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Resident psychologist on This Morning will be talking and signing copies of his new book Staying Sane: How To Make Your Mind Work For You (Metro £17.99).

Hallowe'en Horror Night Sat 1 Nov. 6pm. £5. Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Starting from the branch. :1 ghost tour of the city. followed by a candlelit reading in Cafe Royal with author Tom Holland reading from Deliver Us Front Evil (Little, Brown £14.99). There‘s also a prize for the best dressed vampire.

P.DJames Mon 3 Nov, 7.30pm. Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 6812. £3.50 (£1.50). Tickets available from venue and Waterstone‘s. 83 George Street. 225 3436. The author will be launching her new thriller A Certain Justice (Faber £15.99).

Magnus Magnusson Wed 5 Nov, 7pm. James Thin, 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Mastennind’s presenter of 25 years will be talking about his book I’ve Started So I 'II F inish (Little. Brown £16.99).

Colin Spencer Wed 5 Nov. 8pm. Cafe Kudos. Greenside Place. For further information call Word Power. 662 91 12. The author of The Gay Kama Sutra (Allan & Unwin £14.99) will bejoined by gay writers and poets for an evening of discussion and readings.

Dorinda Hafner Thu 6 Nov. 6pm. Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 6812. £3 (£1.50). Tickets from venue and Waterstone's, 83 George Street, 225 3436. The List's assistant editor. Jonathan Trew will be introducing a night with Dorinda Hafner. who is promoting her new Channel 4 series and book United Tctstes ()fAmerica (Ebury Press £16.99).

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From Red Dwarf to Space Cadets, comedian Craig Charles has stamped his unique brand of humour on whoever or whatever gets in his way. Waterstone’s are delighted to welcome Craig to Edinburgh and Glasgow where he will be reading from and signing copies of his latest noveL

"The Log: A Dwarfers Guide to Everything"

(£6.99 Penguin)


153—157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Telephone: 0141 314 3960

Tuesday 29th October 8.00pm

£2.00 Ticket

(redeemable against the book) Wine will be served


13-14 Princes Street, Edinburgh

Telephone: 0131 556 3034

Wednesday 30th October 7.00pm

Tickets Free Wine will be served

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