JUN 7.30 PM
Authors at Sauchiehall Street in June
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“ The Last of the Hippies), (Faber St Faber £9.99)
A funny, tender mystery tour of a very British hippie past and its
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JUN 7.00 PM
“ Impact Earth — Asteroids, Comets and Meteroids
the Growing Threat”
(Virgin £16.99) An investigation exposing an international conspiracy of silence to
conceal the danger of impacts. [2 /L I (redeemable against price Off/)6 [zoo/c)
JUN 7.00 PM
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“ Designing the City” (Spon £32.50)
The Director of the University of Strathclydes Urban Design Studies Unit discusses indicators of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ClthS.
FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION
153—157 Sauchiehall Street
0141 332 9105
so IHEusr 27 May—10 Jun 1999
David Guterson Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 667 7776. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Fans of Snow Falling ()n (‘edars will be
excited to hear that David (juterson is “ reading from his new novel Iiasi ()l‘i'lit'
Mountains (Bloomsbury £16.99). See review page 95. Marc Atkins Beyond Words Bookshop.
; 42—44 (Tockburn Street. 226 6636.
7.30pm. Free. Atkins talks abotit his new book on London Liquid (‘in (Reaktion £14.95) for which he took the photographs and novelist lain Sinclair wrote the text.
Ian Rankin Ottakar‘s Bookstore. Unit 1.
Princes Square. ()1355 217 835.
12.30—lpm. Free. Rankin will be signing
-' copies of his books.
Babette Cole Storytime Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. l lam. Free. Readings from Babette Cole's popular books including l’rim't'ss Smarty/nuns and 'larzanna.
Shore Poets Canon‘s Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4-181. 8pm. £1 (Free). Tom Leonard. Brian Johnstone and new poet Lydia Robb read from their work with music from Kibusha.
Glasgow Jeremy Spake Royal Concert Hall. 2
Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 l. 1pm. £3-—£3.50. One of a number of characters
to come out of the recent spate of lIy-on—
the-wall documentaries gives an insight
. on his rise to fame following his
appearance in BBC‘s Airport.
CJ. Stone Waterstone's. 153——l57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm.
Free. In the latest book from ('J Stone
' The Last ()fT/ll’ Hippies (Faber A’; Faber
£9.99) he writes a tender and funny expose of hippie culture. drawing on his
' own past and on the dwindling population of seventies throw-backs still surviving
Richard Zimler And Nathan Englander Waterstone’s. George Street. 225 3436. 7.30pm. Free. Two of the brightest rising
: stars of the American literary scene read
from their latest books. Zimler‘s is a literary mystery set in 16th century
Portugal whilst linglander‘s volume of short stories touches on the many
different aspects of what it is to be Jewish.
; THURSDAY 5 y '
Eric Miles Williamson Waterstone's. 128
Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. [fast
Bay (irt'ast' (Bloomsbury £9.99) is
Williamson‘s debut novel. set in late
sixties Oakland which describes the fate of a young man growing tip in a landscape of trailer-trash and gas stations
who is struggling to cope with his dysfunctional family.
V FRIDAY 4
" The Big Bang And The Golden Bird Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 ~15 High
Street. 556 9579/2647. 7.30pm. £5
(£3.50). An evening of environmental
storytelling from Kate Ainsworth and
John Hamilton which is suitable for
THURSDAY 27 7
children and adults.
Iain M Banks And Ken MacLeod Forbidden Planet. 168 Buchanan Street. 5- 6pm. Free. Sci Fi writers Banks and Macl.eod are reading from. and signing copies of. their new novels.
. MONDAY 7 Edinburgh Christopher Knight And Robert
Lomas Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). (‘omet early-warning systems form part of the technology which Knight and l.omas believe prehistoric civilisations had the sophistication to design and btiild. (,'rit'l's .tht'ilillt’ (Random House £17.99) is the latest book from this partnership of historical detectives.
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Glasgow Austen Atkinson Water-stone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £2
7 (£1). ()n 19 May 1996 a near miss with
an asteroid known as 1996 JAl almost caused the potential extinction of the human race. Atkinson investigates the international conspiracy of silence to conceal the danger of impacts.
Reading Group \Valet‘stone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. Free. Tonight the group will discuss ()nr TI'IH’ Thing by Anna Quindlen. For more details contact Tessa Bowler on 01-11 332 9l05.
Andrea Barret Watersttme‘s. 137-14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 7pm. Free. Barrett reads from her latest tale of high endeavour and polar peril 'l'lie lot-age ()f The .\'arn'/ia/ 1 Harper (‘ollins £ 16.99).
Nick Cohn John Smith. 252 Bytes Road. 334 2769. 7pm. Free. (‘ohn will be reading from his recently published (on! Britannia (Verso £16.99) which esamines the legacy of the new Labour government.
David Gemmell \Valerstone's. 12s Princes Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free. lleroic fantasy writer. (iemmell. reads from his latest book Mir/night l'a/t'on (Bantam £16.99) which continues the Rigante series with the saga of Bane. the \Volfshead who holds the fate of the world in his hands.
Peter Sheridan \Valerstone‘s. 13 14 Princes Street. 556 303-1. 7pm. Free. Sheridan is best known for his writing and directing. including the pilot for Fair (in: liire‘s most popular soap. 'l‘onight he reads from the first volttme of llis autobiography 44 (Macmillan ( 14.99). a memoir of si\1ies Dublin and early ambition.
Hildebrande Frey Water-stone‘s.
153 » 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. The city of (ilasgow comes under scrutiny in Frey's new book Designing The ('ilv (Spon £32.50). hi this illustrated talk he tlisctisses the indicators that we should look for in a ‘good' city. Better Crack Club Sloan’s. The .-\rgyll Room. Argyll Arcade. 8pm. £2. For further details call 01506 847935. Michael Kerins and liwan McVicar spin the yarns at this regularstorytelling club.