Phillip Hills Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Hills talks about his connoisseur's guide to the dram in Appreciating ll'ltisky'. Scotland Since 1688 Waterstone‘s. 153» 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £2. The launch of a new and challenging history of Scotland Scotland Since 1688 ((‘ima £20) written by Ted ('owan and Richard Finlay is marked by a public debate. The [ind Of British History. hosted by .‘Viagnus Linklater with guest speakers Tom Nairn and Richard Finlay.
Iain Banks Waterstone's. 12S Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. Banks signs copies of his latest book. The Business (Abacus £6.99).
Traveller Culture And Oral Traditions Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 10.30am 3.30pm. £15 (£81. Investigate Scotland's oral tradition. as Stanley Robertson takes you on ajourney through the folklore. superstition and songs.
Monday Rhymes Brel. 3943 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Viv (lee hosts an evening of performance with music from (iordon (irahame (ex Lost Soul Band) and poetry from Robert Knox and (‘alum Beaton.
Professor Jane Plant \Vaterstone's. 13-- 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6pm. Free. Professor Jane Plant reads from Your 1.1;? In Your Hands (Virgin £16.99) which is both a personal account of the author's experience of breast cancer and a guide to her methods of preventing and coping with the disease through dietary and lifestyle modifications.
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Lesley Garrett signs for her supper at RCH, Glasgow 8: Thin's. Edinburgh, Wed 14 Jun
Hans-Ulrich Treichel Waterstone's. 153~157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. The author reads in (let‘man and in linglish from his story of a 1950s (ierman childhood. Der li’rlorene [Lost].
Hugh Douglas Waterstone's. 12S Princes Street. 226 2666. 6.30pm. Free. Douglas reads from his book The l’lieltt (If/fonnie l’t'int‘e (‘ltarlie (Sutton £20).
Lesley Garrett Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 2S7 5511. 7pm. £3 (redeemable against price of book 1. The world famous soprano reads frotn and sign copies of her new autobiography Notes From .'1 Small Soprano (llodder & Stoughton £17.99).
Lesley Garrett James Thin. (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 12.30pm. Free. See (ilasgow.
Rory MacLean water-stone‘s. (leorge Street. 225 3436. 7pm. Free. Travel writer .\lacl.ean reads excerpts from his latest book about trayelling in Florida. Next [5in Magic Kingdom I'lUI'ldU By ('ltance (llarper(‘ollins £16.99).
Val McDermId ('afe Royal Oyster Bar. 17a West Register Street. 5564124. 7pm. Free. ()ne of Britain's finest crime writers reads from her latest novel Killing The Sluulowzs (Harpett‘ollins £16.99). See preview.
Iain Banks ()uakar‘s Bookstore. tfnii 6. Buchanan (iallet’ies. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 6pm. Free. See Fri 9.
Maggie Graham \Vaterstone's. I53 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. (iraham reads from her debut noy cl. Sitting Arnong 'I‘lte lz'skintos (Headline £9,991.
Judith Miller Phillips Auctioneers. 65 (leorge Street. 225 2266. 6pm. Free. Miller gives a general introduction to the antiques world based on her book :1 ('loset' Look :1! Antiques (Marshall £20) followed by an opportunity to have your own antique valued by experts from Phillips.
Open Book Hyndland Primary School. Fortrose Street. 341 0844. A book and storytelling festival for children and adults featuring Nancy Nicholson. James (‘ampbcll and Julie Bet'tagna. pltis a book swap stall. a performance of The Lands New Kilt from Wee Stories. a workshop with novelist and short story writer Suhayl Saadi and a talk by illustrator and writer Harry Horse.
Performance Poetry The Annexe (are. 9a Stewartville Street. Partick. 8pm. Free. An open performance evenng of poetry. mUsic and song organised by Sury iyors‘ Poetry Scotland.
Hot Air Club 13th Note (‘Iub. 261) (‘Iyde Street. 243 2177. 8.30 11.30pm. £4 (£2). (‘1th for the spoken word featuring I.emn Sissay. Toni Davidson and 1.eontia Flynn with music from The lilevation Trio.
Storymaking and Oral Tradition Netherbow Arts ('entre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. 2 4.30pm. £8 (£51. Day id ('ampbell and Donald Smith lead this workshop on the history of story telling. ()ne of a three part series of workshops.
Open Book Hyndland Primary School. Fortrose Street. 541 08-14. See Fri 16. Mary Higgins Clark Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 12.30pm. Free. international crime writer Higgins ('lark reads frotn her new thriller Before I Say (l'ooillrve (Simon & Schuster £ 1 7.991.
John Byrne Paisley Arts ('entre. New Street. SS7 1010. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.501.'1’\' classic Tutti l-‘rutti is analysed scene by scene with John Byrne. in cony'ersation with David Hutchison.
Burning Blue water-stone‘s. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Paul Addison. author of Burning Blue (Pimlico £ 141. a new history of the Battle of Britain. is joined by Mr Wallace Cunningham DF(‘ in a panoramic reassessment of one of the most famoUs battles of all titne.
Will Self Borders Books. 2S3 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. F.\-enfant terrible. Self w ill be in consersation with The List's Brian Donaldson and reads from
Will Self lights up Borders, Glasgow, Mon 19 Jun 8: Waterstone's, Edinburgh, Tue 20 Jun
his latest noy e1 [low The Dead l.ll'(’ (Bloomsbury £15.99).
Monday Rhymes tit-e1. 39 .43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. ('omedy and music extravaganza hosted by \'iv (lee featuring Beat Route Bistro. Derek .\lc1.uckie and Martin Campbell.
Pau' Morley \Vaterstone‘s. 13 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. NMF journalist. TV presenter. docu~maker and milsician. Morley reads from his quasi- autobiography Not/tine (Faber £9.99 1. which details the consequences of his father's mysterioUs suicide. See feature. next issue.
Edinburgh Will Self Waterstone's. 12S Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. See Mon 19.
Andrew O'Hagan, Toni Davidson 8: Todd McEwen Paisley (’entral Library. High Street. SS7 3672. Spm. Free. Readings from three of Scotland's fittest writers.
Michael Gray \\'titc't'st(itic“s. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. (iray is considered to be the world authority on Bob Dylan and his album-by-alluim guide. Song Anil I)(llI('(’.1/UII.' The :1"! ()fli’ol; [Iv/an ((‘ontinuum £29.99). is a must for all fans. Hear him read from and discuss his work.
David Ross ()ttakar's Bookstore. t'nit 6. Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 6 8pm. Free. Well known local author Ross promotes his latest book. ()n The Trail ()f'lfonnie l’rtnt'e ('liarlie (l.uath Press £7.99 1.
Weddings And After BBC. Main Reception. Queen Margaret Driyc. 7.15pm. £5. An cyening reception inspired by William .\1c1|\anney's noy e1 lily/(lines shill/Ult’l‘ with poetry. music and toasts. Tickets must be bought in adyance on 0141 945 3207.
Michael Gray w‘atersione‘s. 13 14 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. See Wed 21.