BOOK REVIEWS Continued
Brodrick Haldane (Arcadia £12.99) ** t
From 1933 onwards, proto-paparazzo Brodrick Haldane made it his mission to sidle into all of Europe’s best parties, top hotels and most glittering circles armed with fine manners, good looks and a camera. Little wonder that Cecil Beaton dubbed him ‘the man who invented modern society photography'.
Based on conversations with Edinburgh Evening News columnist Roddy Martine, Haldane's chatty autobiographical reminiscences are an anecdotal breeze. The great, good and merely insufferany privileged waft through these pages in quick succession, from movie stars (Chaplin, Dietrich) to leaders (the British Royal Family and America’s equivalent — the Kennedys and writers (Nabokov, Shaw).
There is perhaps too much ’and then 1 met Viscount This and dined with Lord and Lady That’ and precious little about the actual art of photography. Yet through several seas of dropped names, Haldane (born into Scottish aristocracy, died three years ago, aged 83) emerges as more than pleasant company. (DH)
REVIEWERS THIS ISSUE:
Ellie Carr, Thom Dibdin, Brian Donaldson, Miles Fielder, Donald Hutera, Dawn Lindsey, Damien Love, Hannah McGill, Alan Morrison, Peter Ross
reads from her new book A Recipe For
Ken Hom: wok of life
THURSDAY 4 Glasgow
Des Dillon Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Dillon talks about his latest book ltchycooblue (Headline £9.99) which tells the story of a day in the life of two young boys in the 705. See preview.
Gail Anderson Dargatz and Pam Houston Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Anderson Dargatz
Bees (Virago £9.99) and Houston talks about her new book Waltzing The Cat (Virago £9.99).
will be discussing his ﬁrst novel
A Hero of the Underworld
with WILLIAM MCILVANNEY
on TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY at 7PM at
98 BUCHANAN STREET, GLASGOW G1 3BA 0141 222 7700
“In equal measures horrifying and hilarious, Boyle’s visceral, scatological prose induces gut-felt winces and heart-felt belly laughs, often at the same time.” Christopher Brookmyre
98 THE "81' 4—18 Feb 1999
' FRIDAY 5
Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 7.30pm. . £1.50 (£1). The well-published poet from 1 Liverpool reads from his work. plus open
Waterstone's. George Street. 225 3436. . 7.30pm. Crime writer Ian Rankin reads
TUESDAY 9 i Glasgow
John Mulligan Ramshom Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 287 551 l. l—2pm. The Scottish American novelist and Vietnam veteran launches the paperback edition of ‘ his ﬁrst novel Shopping Cart-Soldiers
g Write/fest. , Jimmy Boyle In Conversation With , William Mcllvanney Borders Books.
‘ 222 7700. 7pm. Sentenced to life
’ Sauchiehall Street Reading Group Waterstone’s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. This week the
Stella Gibbons and Precious Bane by
' Edinburgh ' Street. 226 2666. 7pm. One of the
about his latest book How The Mind . Works (Penguin £25).
Tsering Shakya Waterstone‘s. 13—14
Princes Street. 226 2666. 2pm. The : personal development teacher and trainer . signs copies of her new book It's Up To
Dave Bateman The West End Hotel.
floor spots and music. Ian Rankin and J. Wallis Martin
from his latest book Dead Souls (Orion £9.99) while J. Wallis Martin chats about her new novel Bird Yard (Hodder £5.99). See feature. page 17.
(Simon & Schuster £7.99). Part of
Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street.
imprisonment at the age of 23. Boyle was subsequently released in 1982 and went on to become a proliﬁc writer and sculptor. Appearing in conversation with William Mcllvanney. Boyle talks about his ﬁrst novel Hero Of The Underworld (Serpent‘s Tail £8.99). See review.
group discuss Cold Comfort Farm by
Steven Pinker Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes
world’s leading cognitive scientists talks '
WEDNESDAY 10 - Glasgow
Tsering Shakya Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £2 (£1). A leading scholar on modern Tibet. Tsering Shakya talks about his life and
new book The Dragon In The Land Of
Snows (Pimlico £14).
Laurence Gardner Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. The author of the successful Bloodline Of The Holy Grail. reads from his latest book Genesis Of The Grail Kings (Bantam £16.99).
THURSDAY 11 , Glasgow
John Mulligan John Smith. 252 Byres Road. 334 2769. l—2pm. See Tue 9. John Walker Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Local author and musician John Walker launches his second novel The Music Lover.
Des Dillon James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. See Thu 4 and preview.
Jimmy Boyle Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Boyle talks about his ﬁrst novel Hero Of The Underworld (Serpent‘s Tail £8.99). See Tue 9 and review.
Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. See Wed 10.
Linda Alexander Waterstone's. 128
You (Need2Know £7.99).
MONDAY 15 Glasgow Kathleen Jamie The Tryst. Cranworth Street. Hillhead. 357 6838. 7—9pm. Free. The award-winning poet leads a workshop looking at different ways to travel in writing fonn.
Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Come 722gether (Arrow £5.99) is the ﬁrst novel to be written from both the man‘s and woman‘s viewpoint. The authors Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees will be talking about their book. and there’s also a chance to ﬁnd the man/woman of your dreams. with a bottle of wine at stake if you ﬁnd a partner. See review.
Ian Armit Edinburgh Castle. 225 9846. 7pm. Tickets cost £1 from James Thin, 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. The author talks about his new book
Scotland 's Hidden History: A Guide To Scottish Archaeological Sites (Tempus £18.99).
WEDNESDAY 17 Glasgow
Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees Borders
Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. See Tue 16 and
John Robb Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Gold Blade frontman John Robb talks about his new book We Are Rock: Lessons In Pop Survival (Ebury £9.99). which charts the past. present and future of baggy
Lazaruses. The Charlatans.
THURSDAY 18 Glasgow
Glasgow Book Festival Thu 18-Sat 20
: Feb. Mitchell Library. North Street. 287 2867. Tickets from the Ticket Centre.
Candleriggs. 287 5511. This year‘s Book Festival celebrates the National Year Of
Reading with three-days of book-related
events. Appearances from authors Des
Dillon. Kate Atkinson. William
Mcllvanney. Aonghas Macneacail and Ian Rankin are among the highlights. plus a
A full programme of activities for children.
See Kids listings. page 80. Ian Rankin John Menzies. 53-55 Argyle
Street. 204 0636. l2.30—l.30pm. The
best-selling crime writer signs copies of his book The Hanging Garden (Orion £5.99). See feature. page 17.
Classics Discussion Group Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6.30pm. The ﬁrst meeting of this new group focuses on
. Wilkie Collins” The Moonstone. Ian Rankin Waterstone's. 153—157
Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £2 (£1). See Fri 5 and feature. page 17.
Ken Hom Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700.
7pm. Top celebrity chef Ken Hom will be
tantalising tastebuds as he demonstrates how to cook Thai food.
; Wild, Wonderful And Wicked Sloan‘s.
Argyle Arcade. 357 5387. 8pm. £3. For
3 further details call Storyfest on 01506 ; 751425. Kicking off Glasgow‘s Storyfest for 1999 are Nancy Nicholson. Kate
Kramer and Francis Logan for an evening
of storytelling and song.
' Graham Lironi The Liquid Room.
FRIDAY 12 ;
; (£2). Tickets from all branches of
Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £4
Edinburgh Waterstone's. Former bassist of The Mackenzies. Graham Lironi launches his second novel Candyﬂoss Martyrs (Black Ace £14.95). The Leopards and Babacool will also be playing a live set. See review.