new writin .

Robbie Co trane Tue 2 Dec. 7pm. £2. Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. The hugely popular comedian and actor will be in conversation with Hamish Barbour. director of the new Channel 4 series Coltrane 's Planes And Automobiles. Coltrane will also sign copies of the companion book (Simon & Schuster £17.99).

Munros Interactive Wed 3 Dec. 7pm. £2. Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. An interactive demonstration with [an White. author of The Munros ()n CD-Roni (£45.95). Robert Rankin Thu 4 Dec. 7pm. £2. Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. The fantasy writer will talk and sign copies of his latest book The Brent/on! Chainstore Massacre (Doubleday £16.99).


Dr Paul Addison and Nick Tiratsoo Mon 24 Nov. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 5566743. Dr Addison from the Centre of Second World War Studies and editor Tiratsoo will talk about their book Fro/n Blit: 7i) Blair The New History of‘Britain Since I939 (Weidenfeld 8; Nicolson £20).

Kevin Williamson Tue 25 Nov. 7.30pm. £3. Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. Part of a five-city public debate. Williamson will be raising questions and dealing with all aspects of the drug debate. He w ill be joined by a surprise special guest.

Peter Taylor Wed 26 Nov. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13~ 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Taylor has reported on Northern Ireland for the past 25 years. making award-winning documentaries for the BBC and 1T\'. He will talk about his latest book and series The Provos (Bloomsbury £16.99).

Robbie Coltrane Wed 26 Nov. 7pm. Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. Coltrane and T\’ director Hamish Barbour will talk about the new Channel 4 series and companion book Coltrane 's Planes xilltlrillltlllltt/Hlt’i (Simon ck Schuster £17.99).

A Tribute To Alastair Mackie Wed 26 Nov. 7.30pm. £5. Nelherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 5569579. The Scots Language Society pays tribute to one of the finest Scots poets of the last

40 years. through poetry. music and song.

Christmas Gala Shopping Night Thu 27 Nov. 6—9pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. To coincide with the Christmas lights sw itch-on 111 George Street. a festive eyent to get you in the mood for Christmas shopping. Whisky writer Charles Maclcan will be signing copies of his latest book .llalt ll'ltitkv tMitchell Bea/.ley £25). with crime

writer. Joyce Holtns. signing copies of her new book Foreign Body (Headline £16.99). There will also be carols. a food quiz and a wee dram to help with the proceedin s.

Beer Tasting With Jeff Evans Thu 27 Nov. 7pm. £2. Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Editor of the Campaign for Real Ale (food Beer Guide 1998 (Camra £10.99). celebrates the book's 25th edition. with beer tastings. Quintin Jardine Sat 29 Nov. noon—1pm. James Thin. 35 Gyle Avenue. South Gyle Broadway. 539 7757. A signing session with the popular Edinburgh author of his new hardback A Coffin For Two (Headline £16.99) and his new paperback Skinner‘s Mission (Headline £5.99). Shore Poets Sun 30 Nov. 8pm. £1. Fruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. Live poetry from Brian Johnstone. Kate Clanchy. Mike Dillon and live music frotn Shirley Bennet. Paul Rogerson Mon 1 Dec. 6.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. Demonstrations in cookery techniques and recipes with tastings on offer. frotn the book Edinburgh A [.(l Carte (Scottish Book Source £6.95 ). which charts the city's combined food history. a guide and a cookbook. co-authored by Michael Turnbull.

Sheila Jeffreys Tue 2 Dec. lptn. Conference Room. basement of David Hume Tower. University of Edinburgh. George Square. Contact Word Power bookshop on 662 91 12 for more information. The author will be discussing her new book The Idea 0) Prostitution (Spittil‘ex Book £12.95 |. This event is part of the sixteen-day action targeting y iolence against women. Magnus Magnusson Tue 2 Dec. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13— 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Magnusson will talk about and sign copies of his new book Ruin: Nature's /.\l(llltlll.tlitll1 Press £7.95 1. Robert Rankin Wed 3 Dec. 7pm. Waterstone's. 128 Princess Street. 226 2666. The comic fantasy author w ill be talking about his latest book Sprout: .ilask Replica (Transworld £5.99 l. Edwin Morgan Wed 3 Dec. 7.30pm. School of Scottish Studies. 27 George Square. For further details contact the Poetry Association of Scotland. 01764 662211. Edwin Morgan delivers this year's memorial lecture for the founder of the Poetry Association of Scotland. John Masefield.

Hugh Johnson Thu 4 Dec. 7pm. :15 (includes copy of book and w me ). Balmoral Hotel. 2 Princes Street. 556 2414. Tickets from Waterstone's. l3 (l4 Princes Street. 5.56 3034. Johnson’s first bookshop event in eight years. and the only L'K date. to launch his I’m let Wint- Book (Mitchell Bea/ley £83m).





who will be signing copies ofhis new books




Waterstone’s, 1 28 Princes Street, Edinburgh

on Wednesday 3rd December

and Waterstone’s, 153 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

on Thursday 4th December Both events are at 7.00 pm

If you are unable to attend, signed copies can be reserved by telephone:

0131 - (Edinburgh) orOl4l - 332 9105 (Glasgow)


It could be you: the five writers on the shortleet for the £14,000 Stakis Prize for the C O R G I Scottish Writer Of The Year (clockwise from top left): Bernard Mac Laverty, Aonghas

MacNeacail, Meg Bateman and Kathryn Heyman and AL. Kennedy


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