Michael Buller Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Author of French Che/"s Cooking hosts a free tasting of the best of French food.


Andrew Lownie Waterstone‘s. l3—l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30pm. Free. Lownie's literary walking tour of Edinburgh includes the settings for Stevenson's Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde. Spark's The Prime ()_/'Miss Jean Brodie. Welsh's Trainspotting and tnany Rehus crime scenes all of which are described in detail in his literary Companion To [filinbmgh (Methuen £9.99). See preview.

Out Loud Athletic Arms. Angle Park Terrace. 337 3822. 7.30pm. £1 donation. New monthly open mic night of poetry. prose and song run by the Phoenix Writers‘ Group. For more information contact mail(a‘julieclarkcouk.

FRIDAY 7 Edinburgh

Andrew Lownie James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 6.30pm. Free. See Thu 6.



Harry Potter Day Watcrstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 9am. Free. Cloak and dagger antics have preceded the release of J.K. Rowling's fourth. Harry Potter And The Cable! (If/"ire (Bloomsbury

£14.99) but it's finally here. Waterstone's throw a huge party with a real life magician. face painter and other fun in store for the launch. Harry Potter Breakfast Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7.30am. Free. Be one of the first lucky owner‘s of the J.K. Rowling's latest Harry Potter saga as Borders Books opens its doors at 7am for a morning of readings. competitions and fun activities. Louise Yeoman Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Author Louise Yeoman. known for her controversial BBC2 series Stirring Times and for her work as a television presenter dttring the Scottish Iilection coverage. presents her new book Reportage Scotland: History In The Making (I.uath £9.99).


Harry Potter Day Vt'aterstone‘s. 13—1-1 Princes Street. 556 303-1; (ieorgc Street. 225 3-136: 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. More on Harry Potter Day mania with signed copies and Golden Tickets for the Hogwarts tour to be

Harry Potter Day James Thin. (ieorgc Street. 225 4-195. 7am; The (iyle Shopping Centre. 35 (iyle Avenue. South (iyle Broadway. 539 7757. 8am: 53-59 South Bridge. 622 8222: 8am. Iidinburgh’s oldest bookshop gets into the Hogwarts' spirit.

MONDAY 10 Edinburgh

Hogwarts Tour Water-stone‘s. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 10am. J.K. Rowling is in town to sign copies of her latest Harry Potter book. For Golden Ticket holders only winners will be

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Hugh Douglas Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. [Expert on Jacobite history. Douglas reads from his book The Flight Of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Sutton £20).



Douglas Lowe 8: Alex Brownlie Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. The authors of The Herald Book ()f’l'he ()pen which details the complete story of the St Andrews Championship. launch their book.


Tina Konstant Water-stone‘s. 13-1-1 Princes Street. 556 303-1. 6.30pm. Free. A practical session from the author of Success/ill .S'peetl-reading In A Week (IIodder & Stoughton £6.99) and 'Ieaeh Iinrt‘s‘elf.S'peetl-reading (I-lodder 8.: Stoughton £7.99) in which she will demonstrate her live step system for effectiye reading.

Across The Water \V'aterstone‘s. I53~I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. New anthology of Scottish writing which has been influenced by Irish origins with readings from Bernard Mac Laverty and Anne Donovan.

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Tariq Ali Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Writer and film maker Tariq Ali reads from his fifth novel. The Stone Woman (Verso Books £17). which challenges stereotypical images of life under Islam.


Groundswell Magazine Waterstone‘s. 13—1-4 Princes Street. 556 303-1. 6pm. Free. The fottrth issue of this magazine is launched with readings from Andrew (ireig. Ali Smith and Michel Faber. Rebel Inc Framed (2) Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 760-1. 8pm—Iam. £4 (£3). Campaigners such as Paddy Hill (Birmingham 6). Tommy Sheridan. Jim McGregor (Stuart (iair Campaign) and Karen Porley (Kenny Richey Campaign) along with authors Laura Hird. Stewart Home and Ianthe Brautigan collaborate with visual artist Angeline Ferguson in a night that features miscarriages ofjustice. For tnore information contact Angeline on 0131 557 091-1.



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Jack Vettriano Waterstonc's. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6—8pm. Free. Self-taught Scottish artist signs copies of his latest book Fallen Angels (Pavilion Books £7.99).

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