Irvine Butterfield James Thin, George Street, 225 4495. 6.30pm. Free. For all Munro enthusiasts, Irvine Butterfield launches his new collection of photographs The Magic Of The Munros (David & Charles £25).

TUESDAY 9 Glasgow Alex Ferguson Ottakar’s Bookstore, Unit 6, Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street, 353 1500. 11am—12.30pm. Free. Manchester United boss Sir Alex signs copies of his autobiography Managing My Life (Hodder & Stoughton £18.99). Robert Newman Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. £1. One of the country’s foremost political and character comedians presents an evening of spoken word, storytelling and character monologue taken from Manners (Penguin £6.99) and his novel-in-progress The Bridge And Tunnel Peo le. See review. Kelsang Tharc in Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7pm. Free. A rare appearance from Buddhist monk Kelsang Tharchin who presents an introduction to Buddhism.


Niall Duthie and James Robertson Waterstone’s, 13—14 Princes Street, 556 3034. 7pm. Free. No Edinburgh-based writers read from their work. Canongate Prize winner James Robertson talks about his new book due to be published in January and Niall Duthie reads from Lobster Moth (Fourth Estate £16.99). Tim Haines James Thin, 53—59 South Bridge, 622 8222. 7pm. Free. Tim Haines gives an illustrated talk on the current BBC 1 series Walking With Dinosaurs.

WEDNESDAY 10 Glasgow

Sauchiehall Street Reading Group Waterstone’s, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. For more information contact Tessa Bowler on 0141 332 9105. 7.30pm. Free. The group discuss Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker.


Christmas Night James Thin, 53-59 South Bridge, 622 8222. 6pm. A variety of activities including craft demonstrations and a monopoly workshop with music from The Really Terrible Orchestra.



Titania Hardie Waterstone’s, 174 Argyle Street, 248 4814. 2pm. Free. Britain’s white witch brings along her book Enchanted (£17.99 Quadrille) for an informal afternoon of magic and

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Titania Hardie Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7pm. Free. See above.

Wine Tasting Waterstone’s, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. £5 (£3). Matthew J ukes, author of Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Wine But Were Afraid To Ask launches his book with plonk.

Tom Baker Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 8pm. £4 (£3). Tickets available from Waterstone’s and the Tron Theatre Box Office on 552 4267. The former Doctor Who, Tom Baker reads from his new book The Boy Who Kicked Pigs (Faber £12.99) about an evil and nihilistic boy whose revenge campaign against his enemies involves violence, gore and cannibal rats. See review. Better Crack Club Sloan’s, Argyle Arcade, 357 5387. 8pm. £2. Share your short stories and tall tales at Glasgow’s storytelling club.

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Some Spirits Heal, Others Only Dance David Hume Tower, George Square, 650 4400. Further information from Word Power Books on 662 9112. 1pm. Free. Anthropologist and neo- shaman Roy Willis launches his book, written after five months spent in Northern Zambia.

Evening Of Meditation James Thin, 53—59 South Bridge, 622 8222. 7pm. Free. Meditation with a Buddhist monk.

land. Lore And Licks With Luath Press Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. Further information from Word Power Books on 662 9112. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The Luath Blues Band provide the music for this evening of readings from Gerry Cambridge, Stuart McHardy, Lesley Riddoch, Andy Wightman, Sion Barrington and Cherry Good.

Oral Evening Cafe Royal, West Register Street, 557 4792. 7.30pm. Free tickets available from Waterstone’s, 13- 14 Princes Street, 556 3034. Performance poets and lyricists including Kevin Williamson of Rebel Inc, Stuart David (Belle and Sebastian), Davy Henderson (Nectarine no 9), Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), The Edinburgh Whoors and Paul Reekie.



Meg Henderson Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. £1. An exclusive book launch of Bloody Mary (Flamingo £12.99), a compelling new novel about Glasgow from the writer of Finding Peggy and The Holy City.


Writers In Prison Day Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, 225 4825. Further information from Word Power Books on 662 9112. 7.30pm. Free. Angus Calder, Tessa Ransford and Tony Dilworth read in support of Ngawant Oeser (Tibetan monk) and lbtissam Al- Dhakil (Iraqi writer) in this evening with Scottish PEN.



Sir Jeremy Isaacs Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 1pm. £3—£3.50. Sir Jeremy talks about his book Never Mind The Moon, which

Getting his kicks: Tom Baker at Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 11 Nov

details his experiences managing the Royal Opera House.


Geoff Ryman and Michael Marshall Smith Cafe Royal, West Register Street, 557 4792. 7pm. Free tickets available from Waterstone’s, George Street, 225 3436. A collection of short stories and novellas from two of Britain’s most mesmerising writers.



Night Fishermen Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. £1. Edwin Morgan reads from this collection of letters written by W.S. Graham, the Greenock-born writer who became a central figure in the St Ives artistic scene.



Roger Cook Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. 7pm. £2 (£1). Undercover reporter extraordinaire, Roger Cook discusses his new book Dangerous Ground (HarperCollins £16.99) which has already been withdrawn once by the publishers to avoid litigation.

Waterstone's/GFT Film Challenge Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. 9pm. £1. Teams of four only. Tickets available from Waterstone’s, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. The last quiz was so popular they had to turn people away, so book your place early.


Processing Words David Hume Tower, George Square, 650 4400. Further information from Word Power Books 662 9112. 7pm. Free. A creative writing workshop from Alan Jamieson, former editor of the Edinburgh Review, followed by readings from GroundSwell magazine.

Centre For Scottish Public Policy Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. 7pm. Free. Gerry Hassan, director of the CSPP, introducesA Moderniser’s Guide To Scotland: New Thinking For The New Scotland (CSPP £10.99), a collection of polemics written by an eclectic group on various themes. Speakers include Lindsay Paterson of Edinburgh University and Joyce MacMillan, columnist for The Scotsman.

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