Classics Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6.30pm. Free. The group focus on limile Zola‘s Therese Rat/um.
John O'Donohue Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. In his new book Eternal lie/mes (Bantatn £15) the author explores the rich spiritual heritage of Celtic belief. thought and imagination.
Reading Group Waterstone‘s. 153- 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. Free. rWUpmuA't’l'S Dream by James (‘ovvan is the book under discussion.
Oliver Thomson Waterstone’s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7.30pm. Free. In his new book Easily Led (Sutton £20). Thomson examines the history of propaganda from Alexander the Great to Slobodan Milosevic.
Nicholas Owen - Life With The Changing Royals Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 1pm. £3 in advance; £3.50 on the day. lTN's royal correspondent. Nicholas ()yven. talks about recent changes in the royals' public role.
THURSDAY 6 Edinburgh
Alistair Ager Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. Refugees (Cassell £18.99) is a topical analysis of forced migration. liditor Alistair Ager. who is director of the Centre for International Studies at Queen Margaret College. discusses the contemporary issues arising from this book.
George MacKay Brown - The Orkney Saga Man Netherbovv Arts Centre. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm.
£5 (£3.50). Audrey Parks. David Campbell and Heather Yule pay tribute to George MacKay Brown through story and music.
Scottish Fiction Discussion Group
Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. l 1.30am. Free. Black And
Blue by Ian Rankin is the book under
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Robert Knox Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 8pm. Free. Performance poet. Robert Knox hosts this regular poetry evening giving vvriters and performers the opportunity to share their work.
A Life In Politics Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551]. lpm. £3 in advance; £3.50 on the day. The Rt. Hon. Baroness Shirley Williams talks about her colourful political experiences.
James Spence James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. Free. Edinburgh poet. James Spence. reads from his new collection of poetry ()0! Thunder (Being £3.50).
Ian Winn Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Free. Winn reads from his kaleidoscopic jaunt through the ways of free love. yoga and other mystical experiences described in his book The 'I'ee/mu-l’agun ()empus' Messiah (IMP £6.99).
Alasdair Gray University Of Glasgow. Department Of English Literature. Room 029/0466. University Avenue. Contact Dillons for further details on 0141 248 4814. 5pm. Free. ()ne of Scotland's most acclaimed authors will be reading from and discussing his work.
Better Crack Club Sloan's. The Argyll Room Argyll Arcade. For further details call 01506 847935. 8pm. £2. Michael Kerins and iivvan McVicar spin the yarns at this regular storytelling club.
Alasdair Gray talks about his work at the University of Glasgow, Thu 13 May
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