Glasgow Better Crack Club Sloan’s, Argyle £ .

Arcade, 01506 847935. 8pm. your short stories at Glasgow’s storytelling club.


Christine El Mah Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 666. 7pm. Free. Mahdy reads from her major new biography of the Egyptian king, Tutankhamen Headline £20).

Alastair M0 at James Thin, 53-59 South Brid e, 622 8222. 7pm. Free. Mofi'at rea s from Arthur And The Lost Kingdoms (Weidenfeld & Nicholson £20). Trevor Baglis Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. .30pm. £3 (£2). An evening with the inventor of the clockwork radro and author of Clock This (Headline £18.99).



Roddy Doyle OFF, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. 6.30pm. Doyle reads from the first of his forthcoming trilogy of novels,A Star Called Henry (Jonathan Cape £16.99). See review.



Even Better Crack Club Lansdowne

Church Hall, 420 Great Western Road,

10am-noon. £1. More tallish tales,

traditional and new.


Tim Robinson Netherbow Arts Centre,

43-45 Hi h Street, 556 9579. 7.30pm. £5

£3). Robinson reads from and discusses y Tune In Space, the latest in his series

of books charting people and the



Sara Sheridan James Thin, George Street, 225 4495. 6.30pm. Free but ticketed. Sheridan reads from her new novel Ma Polinski ’s Pockets (Hutchinson £5.99).



Robert Lace Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall treet, 287 5511. 1pm. £3—£3.50. Royal biographer Lacey talks about his recent pictorial tribute to the Queen Mum, The Queen Mother’s Century.

Dillons Author Events


Sandy Toksvig Whistling For The Elephants Comedian, presenter, writer and general household name discusses her wonderful first novel.

Tickets free

Jake Arnott The Long F inn Nicholas Blincoe The Dope Priest

Sharp and cool crime fiction from two bright young novelists. Tickets free

James H Jackson Cold Cut

Defence consultant turned internationally acclaimed thriller writer unveils his latest novel

Ticketsfree Funk T at The Arches

Ibiza Exposed! Post club-weekend chill

What really goes down in the clubbing mecca of the 905 Colin Butts, John Robb and Ben Turner tell all.

Tickets £4/£2 from Dillons & The Arches

Dillons The Bookstore

l74—l76 Argyle Street Glasgow as 0|4| 248 48|4


90 THE LIST 9—23 Sep 1999

Star man: Roddy 00er reads at the GFT, Fri 10 Sep


Clarissa Dickson Wright Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street, 247 4219. 5.30pm. £3 (£1.50). The celebrity cook signs co ies of her new book Hieland Foodie NMS £11.99).

Rupert Sheldrake Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. 7pm. Free. Sheldrake reads from Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home (Hutchinson £16.99).

Dave Haslam Waterstone’s, 13-14 Princes Street, 556 3034. 7pm. Free. Haslam talks about his new book Manchester, England (Fourth Estate £12.99) which describes the roots of Manchester’s cultural influence.



Clarissa Dickson Wrisght Waterstone’s, 153-157 Sauchiehall treet, 332 9105. 7pm. £2 (£1)Trcket rice redeemable against the price of t e book. See Tue 14

Sandi Toksvig Dillons, 174 Argyle Street, 248 4814. 7pm. Writer, comedian and Call My Bluff regular Toksvig reads from her debut novel, Whistlin For The Elephants (T ransworld £ 2.99).

Readin Group Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchie all Street, 332 9105. 7.30pm. Phone Tessa Bowler for more information. The roup discuss Anne Tyler’s Dinner At The flamesick Restaurant.


Robert Lacey Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 1pm. £3. See Tue 14.

Robert Askwith Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. 7pm. Free. The star of the Confessions films discusses his autobiography Confessions OfA Window Cleaner (Ebury Press £13.99).



Robert Askwith Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. Free but ticketed. See Wed 15.

Michael Crawford Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7pm. From 70’s TV hero to musical theatre star, Crawford reads from his autobiography Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied With String (Century £16.99).

Jake Arnott 8. Nicholas Blincoe Dillons, 174 Argyle Street, 248 4814. 7pm. British crime writers, Amott and Blincoe read from their respective new novels. See Frontlines. GFT/Waterstone's Film Challenge OFF, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. 8.30pm. Free but ticketed from Waterstone’s, Sauchiehall St or the OFT. Waterstone’s film bufi' Paddy Kelly and Channel 4’s Stef Gardiner set the questions in a quiz

that would see even Barry Norman

reaching for the Halliwell 's.


Michael Crawford Waterstone’s, George Street, 225 3436. 12.30pm. Free. See Glasgow.

Lisa Jardine Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. 7pm. Free. Jardine gives an insight into Ingenious Pursuits: Building The Scientific Revolution (Little, Brown £25).

Desert Island Books Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). A yet-to-be-disclosed celebrity panel, including a sports personality and a well-known writer, select their favourite books.


Brian Keenan a John McCarthy Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7pm. £2. Catapulted into the public eye when they were taken hostage in the mid-80$, Keenan and McCarthy come together in print in their new book Between Extremes.


Martin Jarvis Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. 7.00pm. Free. Jarvis reads from his autobiography Acting Strangely: A Funny Kind Of Life (Vintage £15.99).


Scottish Fiction Group Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 11.30am. Free. The group discuss Gamethill by Glasgow author Denise Mina.

MONDAY 20 Paisley Bernard Mac Laverty Paisley Central Library, High Street, 887 3672. 7.30pm. Mac Laverty reads from and signs copies of his numerous novels and short stories.

TUESDAY 21 Glasgow

Magnus Mills Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. Nominated for both the Booker and the Whitbread for his debut novel, Mills reads from his second book All Quiet On The Orient Express (Flamingo £9.99).

Scotia Bar Readings The Scotia Bar, 112 Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 8pm. Free. Readings from Bobby Christie, Jim Ferguson and others, with open floor

Rupert Thomson Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. 7pm. Free. Thomson reads from his latest novel The Book Of Revelation (Bloomsbury £14.99). See review.

WEDNESDAY 22 Glasgow

Clive Barker Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 1-2pm. Barker signs copies of his new book The Essential Clive Barker (HarperCollins £16.99).

Michael Dibdin Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. Crime writer Dibdin reads from his latest Aurelio Zen book, Blood Rain (Faber £16.99).


Paolo Coelho Cafe Royal, West Register Street, 557 4792. 7.30pm. £1. The author of The Alchemist reads from his new novel Veronika Decides To Die (HarperCollins £9.99).