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104 THE lIST 8 22 (gt! 1998
BOOKS, NEW TITLES Continued
By The Light Of My Father's Smile
Alice Walker (The Women's Press £16.99) at *
Let's face it, you can't open a novel dedicated to ‘The Great Spirit of the
Universe' Without a sense of foreboding And if the novel is by Alice
Walker, you may be Wise not to open it
After all, Walker, whose mysteriously inflated reputation stems 'Yiainly from her novel The Color Purple «or rather, the kitsch Spielberg movie of the same
William Mcllvanney 98 Rainshoi'ri Theatre. Ingram Street. 287 55 ll lpm. Poetry and prose thJIII this popular author.
National Poetry Day Water-stone's.
I53 I57 Saticliiehall Street. 332 9015 7pm. l‘t‘ee. To celebrate National Poetry Day. a peilor'tiiance l'rom L‘tlllliIg-c‘tlgc‘ Asian )oets ‘Speaking ln 'l‘ongties' Anne ice The Arches. 30 Midland Street. 221 400i. 6,30pm. £3 (£2 redeemable against book). Tickets l'rorn l)illons. 174 Argyle Street. 248 48 l4. The author chats abotrt her new book The Hint/tire :1 FINN/Ml (Jonathan (‘ape £ l 7.99) See TCVICW.
The Spice Islands Voyage t'riisei-sity- of Edinburgh. l);l\'ltl Hume Tower. 552 3330, 7. l5pni. £5 (£2). This RSGS Illustrated talk presents Tim Seserrn as he entertains w ith tales ol his tour riioritli soyage to the Molucca Islands.
Anne Rice Waterstone's. l3 l4 Princes Street. 556 3034 I2 30 2 30pm See Thu 3
Sir Roy Strong \s’aieistoiie's. I28 Princes Street. -26 2666 "pm Sit Strong reads lion) and signs copies ot his latest book Illt‘ Shirt ()7 ll’rrrimi (Ptiiilico £20) National Poetry Day .‘s’eilieihow .-\I‘ls ('entre. 43 45 Iliin Street. 556 9579/2647. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Aonghais Macneacail and Anne Macleod read from their recent collections to celebrate National Poetry Day.
Sir Roy Strong water-stone's. I53 157 Saucliieliall Street. 332 9l05. Noon. See Thu 8.
Dou las Dunn, Kathleen Jamie and Rod aterson Tltt‘ ()iieeii‘s llall. (‘leik Street. 667 7776 7 30pm £3 (£l 50) Poetry [‘t'l'lttl'llltliic‘cN lioni two ol Scotland's iiiost popular poets with musical accotnpaiitmerit lt'olii singer/guitarist Rod Paterson
Ma nus Magnusson \s'aterstone‘s.
13 < 4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. .lltisrt'rniiritl's presenter of 25 years talks about his book /'i‘t' Sltrrrt'tl So I'll Firm/r (Little. Brown 1.6 99)
Ma nus Magnusson Royal (‘oiiceit
Hal .2 Saticliieliall Street. 332 6633
ll‘ni £2 50 (£2) The host ol .llirsrt'r/riuii/ It‘ll\c'\ some (it the tips and downs ol 2.5 years ol broadcasting
Alan Warner, Albert French and Luke
Sutherland \‘s'atet‘stone's. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Warner chats about his latest book Supra/iii '\ (Random House £9.99); lirench reads from his new blues novel I (on '1 Wu! ()n (iml 0 (Random House £9.99) and Sutherland talks about his book Jelly Roll (Transworld £6.99).
Sally Foster lidiiiburgh (‘astle. 7 iii). £ l. Tickets from James T int. 53 ~59. otith Bridge. 556 6743, liostei‘. w ho edits lor‘ Historic Scotlatid. talks about her new book Sr .'1/I(/l't'll\ Sim ii/i/ttierts (l‘orecour‘t Publishing l.
Watt Nicoll John Smith. 57' St \‘rncent Street. 22! 7472. 6pm. The author discusses and signs copies ol his latest book 'I'ii tireil K/iri'lters .'1Il(/ Stole/i .St‘miex ll.lli(l\il\ Publications £9.99).
Peter Hamilton t)illoii.s. I74 Arvyle Street. 248 48l4. 7pm. Sci-Pi atit ior Peter Hamilton chats about his latest books .St't rtIIt/ ('lttIIIt t' :1! lit/('ll (Macmillan £17.99) antl 'I‘Iit' .\'¢'trrnniitmi .l/t llt'IIiHl (Macmillan £7.99).
Jeff Noon Waterstone's. l3 -l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. The award- ssinning sci-ti writer chats about his latest books .\'\nr/i/riinitrlro/i ('l‘i‘arists'orld £6.99) and Fuel .luri r' ('l't'ansssor‘ld £ l5 99). See pres iew
David ROI‘II l)lllotts. I74 Argyle Street. 248 48l4. 7pm. The best-selling author or the T\' series It's! ()J Time discusses his new work /.t'eertil( ‘eritury £20).
Be: In Conversation With Anthony H. Wilson Waterstone's. I53 I57 Satichieliall Street. 332 9|05. 6pm.
llas ing _|tist released his account of life it) the llap )y Mondays and Black Grape. l’./‘('(ll\\' l)u/rt of (Pan Books £9.99). Bel talks to the lormer head or l-"actory Records. Torts Wilson.
Elaine C. Smith John Smith. litres Road. 334 2769 lprn Rab(' Sesbrtt‘s other hall signs co ‘IL‘\ (it her new book lilttrlit' '\ lliirltl l Ht “\V U) 99)
Jeff Noon \\';iit-istoiie's. I53 l5“ Satichiehall Street. 332 9l05 “pin ‘2 til I See \Vetl l-l
Alexander McCall Smith Sr (‘eeilia's liall. ('osseate. 668 2019. 7 int. .\lc('all Smith reads from his latest book The .th / /.t!tllt'\ /)t'l<’t lll't’ :1 e’t'llt \‘ ( Polygon £7.99)
' FRIDAY 16
Thirty Minutes To Boost Your Self Esteem \y'aierstoiie‘s. I53 (57 Saticliieliall Street. 332 9105 6pm Author Patricia (‘leghorn presents a workshop (in how u e can all leel better at hoiiie and .it work
Nick Revell \‘s'aterstones. l3 H Princes Street. 556 3034 "pm The stand-tip cotiietliati and coinetls \\ t‘iter' (Dru/i ‘I‘lit' l)('(I(/ [Millet I reads liorii lits new nos el Home ()l The .S/irrrr l.t'\('l\ (Headline
BY THE lIGIIT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE
name) has lOng been one of the most annoying of American writers, and By , The Light Of My Father’s Smile iS irritating even by her standards
It deals With the long-term consequences of Violence, telling the stOry of an otherWise |Ovrng father, who, on one occasion, beats his daughter. All the usual PC themes are dealt With — the pride of indigenous peoples, patriarchy, the Vietnam war, etc — but Without a shred of originality. (8W)
REVIEWERS THIS ISSUE
Brian Donaldson, Rodger Evans, Teddy lamieson, Damien Love, Alan Morrison, Brendan Wallace
_ MONDAY 19
Arthur Marwick Waterstone's‘. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Edinburgh-born Arthur Marwick talks about his com rehensiye guide. The Sit'trt's‘ (0UP 25 ).
Angus Simpson Royal Concert Hall. 2 Satichiehall Street. 332 6633. lprii. £2.50 (£2 ). The xt'UI/(l/lt/ 'Iiiilttt- presenter talks about the thrills and spills of live TV. Sixties Ni ht \k'ater‘stone's. l53--l57 Sauchieha Street. 332 9l05. 7pm. A 60s night to launch the new book from historian Arthur Marwick 'l'lit' Sixties- (0th £25).
Martin Amis Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4348. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Tickets from all Edinburgh branches of Waterstone‘s. ()ne of Britain‘s most successful authors reads from his new collection of short stories Ht'tit't Il’urer /1II(/ ()Illt’l‘ Stories (Jonathan Cape £14.99).
New Writing Scotland 16: The Glory Signs James Thin. 53-59 Sotitli Bridge. 556 6743. 7pm. Kathleen Jamie introduces contributing authors lrom the latest collection or Scottish writing including Brian McCabe and Stuart Conn.
Jo Shapcott Netherbow Arts Centre. 4345 liin Street. 556 9579/2647. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Shapcott reads from her recent oetry collections.
Nicho as Evans Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7 im. Tire author of the international est-seller The Horse Il'lirspert'r. which has just been made into a film by Robert Redford. talks about his latest work The Loop (Transworld £ l6.99). See review. Jeremy Paxman Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorte Street. 220 4348. 7.30pm. £5 (£25 )l. Tickets from all Edinburgh branches of \N'aterstorie's. Matting/it’s outspoken presenter speaks liis mind on the state ol the linipir‘e as told in his new book The litre/tilt (Michael Joseph £20).
Nicholas Evans \N'aterstone's. l53 sl57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l05. 7pm. £2 (£1 ). See Wed 2l.
Au usto Boal RSAMI). Stevenson Hall. l()( Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. The acclaimed theatre director gives a lecture based around his new book leery/urn'e 'I‘lit'urrt' (Routledge £14.99).
Isla Dewar Water'stone's. l3—- l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. The author talks about her latest book I! (’nrtltl Hit/rpm 7}: You (Headline £9.99).
Joyce M. Wallace James Trim. 5.3 5‘) Sotitlt Bridge. 5566743 '7pni, Ari illustrated talk by the author ol 'l‘lit' Hrsriirri Houses-(H l'ft/r/ilitu'eli (John Donald £ l0.95 ).