John Suchet's masterclass at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Mon 30 Nov


Quintin Jardine Dillons. I74 Argyle Street. 248 4814. 7pm. The lidinburgh crime writer and author of the Skinner novels reads from his latest books Murmur/Ire The Judges (Headline £16.99) and ll’euring Purple (Headline £16.99).

Paul Ormerod Water-stone‘s. 153 I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l()5. 7pm. £2 (£1). ()rmerod talks and signs copies of his new book Butte/11v lien/innirr's (Faber £16.99) in which he explores the idea that the economy is more like a living organism than a machine.

Reading Group Waterstone's. l53 - 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9|()5 (contact Tessa Bowler). 7.30pm. The group discuss Pat Barker's li’rqer'lii'l‘iili‘u/i. the lirst novel in her l‘irst World War Trilogy.


A Christmas Shopping Evening .latnes Thin. 53 59 South Bridge. 556 6743. 6pm. £ I. An evening of wine-tasting with Stakis Hotels. curry tastings with award- winning chel~ Simon Morris and author of ('uri/umun & (‘m'ium/er and an introduction to the new board game Iz'rliIi/nuje/i Morin/m/v.

THURSDAY 26 Glasgow

Sarah Miles Waterstone's. I53 I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l()5. 7pm. £2 (£1). Following three volumes of autobiography. actress Sarah Miles talks about her debut novel Bt’lllllI/ll/ Morn/Ire (()rion £ I699).


Gala Christmas Shopping Night James Thin. George Street. 225 4495. 6.30pm. To celebrate the (‘hristmas light switch- on in George Street. tastings from Sue Lawrence‘s new cook book Sum/(Iv 77mm- (‘uuk/muk. plus wine tastings. carol singers and competitions.

Colin Baxter The Pleasance (‘abaret Bar. 6() The Pleasance. 65() 2349. 8pm. Tickets from all branches of" Waterstone's. See Thu 19.


Helen Langdon \s'aiersione‘s. 153 l57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l()5. 7pm. £2 (£l l. The art historian shows slides and discusses her new book (‘urui‘rlee/u: 3‘ Life ((‘hatto £25).


Sean O'Brien and Don Patterson Waterstone‘s. (ieorge Street. 225 3436. 7.30pm. The launch of this new anthology ol post-war poetry I'im'lun (Picador £7.99) with readings from some of the Contributing poets.



Pig Storytime Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 77()(). llam. See Kids Listings. page 94.



The Sunday Rhymes Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3--5pm. free. Viv (ice hosts this afternoon session ol‘ poetry with special guests. plus open mic spots.


The Shore Poets ('anon's (iait. 232 (‘anongate. 556 448 l. 8pm. £1. Poetry readings from John (ilenday. Brian Johnstone and Brendan Moohan. Music comes from Arthur 'l'imperley.



John Suchet Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55| l. lpm. £2.50 (in advance); £3 (on the day). The award- winning journalist reads from his book T/lt’ lust .llusrer: xi l’ii'lin/iu/ Ifiugrup/Ii‘ ()j Lin/wig lit/I liver/invert (Little. Brown £ I699). the result of nearly a decade of research. The talk will be accompanied by piano music.

Stakis Prize For The Scottish Writer Of The Year Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 77()(). 7pm. To coincide with the announcement of the winner of the Stakis Prize for Scottish Writer ()l' The Year. an evening ol‘ discussion and readings.

William Dalrymple Waterstone's. I53 I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l()5. 7pm. £2 1 ). The travel writer chats about his latest Journey as described in his new book The Age 0/ Kali: "little/s xlm/ [tYlt'HlIll/(‘H In lmliu (HartwrCollins £ 19.99).


John Suchet Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4348. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See Mon 30.



Pat Cadogan and Robert Holstock Waterslones. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666, 7pm, Readings w ith these two sci-ii writers. ('atlogan talks about his new book 721/ From An limp/i ('u/r ( Harpei(‘o|hns £5.99) and Holdstock reads lrom (iii/e ()l Imri (Harpeifollins £6.99).



Robert Rankin \‘v’aterstones. l3 l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Rankin launches his sci-l'i satire .‘l/N't'tI/Y/MU ('l‘ransvvorld £ l 6.99).

William Dalrymple James Thin. 53 59 South Bridge. 556 6743. 7pm. See Mon 3().




Reading Groups at Borders


11am Scottish Fiction Discussion Group Focusing on Christopher Brookmyre's funny. violent. thriller/political satire Quiet Ugly One Morning.

12.30pm Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group Discuss Louis de Bernieres' dramatic. humourous and highly charged novel set on the Greek island of Cephallonia during and after the Second World War.

6.30pm Wine Tasting Group

Please join guest speaker Eric Brown. General Manager of Stakis Hotel in York. as he guides you through the world of wine with tastings and lively dis- cussion.

SUNDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 3.30pm Food Discussion Group

Marjorie Walker. of the world famous shortbread dynasty. shares some family secrets as Our first Food Discussion Group guest speaker.

4.30pm Science Fiction Writing Group This meeting will introduce you to the format of the writing group and will also feature the discussion of an original piece of SF writing.

Come and see what they’re like - the full programme kicks off in January

For more information contact Gillian or Simon 98 BUCHANAN STREET GLAscow

0141 222 700

Ben Wilson ‘DOlphinS'


Scotland's finest selection of photographic books

The Plant thngms 0' Charles lanes.

beyond words bookshop, 42-44 cockburn street, edinburgh. 0131 226 6636 tues - sat 10 - 8, sun - mon 12 - 5

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