Father Ted: see him at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on Thu 10 Dec and Glasgow‘s John Smith on Fri 11 Dec


Ian Mitchell John Smith. (ilasgow l’niyersity Bookshop. l'niyersity Ayenue. 339 l463. 6pm. The author giyes a slide presentation oi his new book Seoi/aiul's .llounlains Before The .llitunlaineers (l.uath Press £9.99).


Robert Rankin Waterstonc’s. l5 l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Rankin launches his sci-ii satire sl/mea/y'pso ('l‘ransworld £ 16.99).

William Dalrymple .lames Thin. 53 59 South Bridge. 5566743. 7pm. The trayel writer chats about his latest journey as described in his new book The Age (If Kali: 'l'rarels' And Iineouniers In India (Harper('ollins £ 1 9.99 ).

FRIDAY 4 Edinburgh

A Scottish American Literary Reception James Thin. 53 59 Sotith Bridge. 5566743. 3 6pm. A chance to tneet and hear some of the best authors from Scotland and the ['S with guest oi honour the HRH Prince Michael of Albany.

Poems & Pints The West lind llotel. Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1 ). Poet and prose writer Rene Richards reads from her work. pltts open poetry lloot‘spols for those who wish to perform.



David Coulthard Borders Books. Mttsie And (’al‘e. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 2pm. The l-‘ormula l superstar signs copies of his new book David's Diary (Simon ck Sehuster £25 ).

Anne McKevitt John Smith. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. 3pm. T\"s Home from presenter signs copies oi her new book Home Sensation (Quadrillc £l9.99).


Anne McKevitt Water-stone’s. I.) I4 Princes Street. 5563034. l lam 12.30pm. See abmc.

Rory Bremner Water-stone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 4 6pm. The comedian and political satirist Rory Bremner signs copies oi the talking hook \et‘sion oi his Lire (Laughing Stock £5.99) show. recorded earlier this year.

Word Power Anniversary Sotlllisitle ('ommunity (’entre. ()ld ('hurch. .\'ico|son Street. 8pm midnight. £4 (£2.50) in adyancc; £4.50 (£3) on door. l‘or further details and tickets. call Word Power. 662 91 I2. Readings and song to celebrate the bookshop‘s 4th anniycrsary. (illesls include author Bernard .\lacl.a\erty. the Scottish liolk ('hoir. poet

(‘olin l)onati and comedy performer Susie Maguire.


Tom Shields and Ken Gallacher Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Hera/(l journalists Tom Shields and Ken (iallacher launch their new book .lus! T/II't’t' lii’eks In I’rot'enee (Mainstream £9.99). which tells the story of the Scots in l-‘rance dttring the I998 \Vorld (‘up.

TUESDAY 8 Edinburgh

Jean Christophe Novelli Waterstone‘s. (ieorge Street. 225 3436. 3pm. The highly regarded chei signs copies of his illustrated cook book Your Place ()r .llinef’ (Quadrille £25).

Dr David Breeze lidinburgh Castle. 225 9846. 7pm. Tickets cost £1 from James Thin. South Bridge. 556 6743. The (‘hiei Inspector of Ancient Monuments talks abottt his new illustrated book Historic Scot/and: 5()()() Years ()fSeoI/aml's Heritage (Batsl‘ord £ l4.99 ).



Christmas Shopping Evening \Vatet‘stone’s. I53 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 6pm--midnight. l’estiye shopping eyening with mince pies. mulled wine. carol singers and l()‘i olT all books from 6~l0pm and 20‘} from l()pm midnight.


Christmas Shopping Evening All branches of Waterstone's at 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034'. (ieorgc Street. 225 3436 and l28 Princes Street. 220 2666. 6 l()pm. l‘estiye shopping eyenings with mince pies. wine and 10‘} off all books.

Gordon Strachan Water-stone‘s. 12s Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Presbyterian minister and lecturer at lidinburgh l'niyersity (iordon Strachan talks abotit his new book Jesus The .l/(tsler Built/er ( liloris £l6.99) in which he claims that Jesus was in fact a skilled architect with considerable mathematical knowledge.

Redmond O'Hanlon (ieorge Square Theatre. (ieorge Square. 7.l5pm. £5 (£2) on door. Adventurer ()‘Hanlon giyes a talk on his book ('ongo Journey (Penguin £7.99).

Sir Edward Heath Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 2204348. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). The former Prime Minister

( I970 74) and leader of the (‘onseryatiye Party from 1965 75. and current Father of The House of (‘onunons makes a rare appearance to talk about his life and achieyements with his autobiography (‘ours'e Uflly Life: The xllilo/)iugltlp/tt' ()flidwan/ Heal/i (Hodder & Stoughton £25).


Sir Edward Heath John Smith. 57 St Vincent Street. 22] 7472. 1pm. Book signing only. See Thu 10.


Performance Poetry Borders Books. Music And (life. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Performance poet Robert Knox hosts the first of this regular poetry eyemng.



Bill McLaren James Thin. (icorge Street. 225 4495. 6pm. Rugby commentator Bill McLaren talks about and signs copies ol his new book Iii/l .lli‘l,aren 's Dream Lions ((‘ollins \Villow £l6.99).

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