Scottish Literary Evening ()iiakar‘s Bookstore. l'nit 6. Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 353 150(1. 6.30pm. l’ree. A dauling array of Scottish authors read from their latest work. including lsla Dewar. Margaret Thomson Dayis. Paul Johnston. Frederic Lindsay. Peter May and Marc Pye.

Christopher Brookmyre Water-stone‘s. I53 I57 Sauchiehall Street. 3329105. 7pm. l‘ree. .\'ew thriller featuring Jack Parlahane. Bailing A Frag (Little. Brown £9.99). is part political satire. part cliff- hanger. Brookmy're attends the [K launch of his latest book. See reyiew'.


Terry Wogan licstiyal Theatre. 13 29 .\'icolson Street. 5296000. 1pm. £3. The talk show stalwart and BB(‘ Radio 2 DJ discusses his new autobiography 'lerry 1laean: Is II He.” (BBC £16.99). Humphrey Carpenter Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6.30pm. Free. Aw ard-w inning biographer eyokes the atmosphere of 1960s Britain in That Has Satire. lllrll Has: The Siary ()f'l'lie Satirical Sitliex (Victor (iollanc/ £20). Out Loud Athletic Arms. Angle Park 'l'errace. 337 3822. 7.30pm. £1 donation. Monthly open mic night of poetry. prose and song run by the Phoenix Writers' (iroup. Performers and readers welcome. lior more information contact mailw“



Terry Wogan ()uakar‘s Bookstore. t'nii 6. Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 1 3pm. Free. See Thu 7.


Christopher Brookmyre Watersione‘s. I28 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. liree. Sec Thu 7.


Stephen Baxter \Vaterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. liree. Sci- fi author of Space (Voyager £16.99) and

'Iime (Voyager £6.99.) discusses his latest ideas.

Matthew Pitt l’iyo ('at'fe. 2- 6 (‘altoit Road. 557 2925. 7pm. liree. Book launch of the first noyel from Dundee-born author Matthew l'iitt. Bu! .\' lien A-(ia-(ia (I.uath £10.99) is set in 2090 and Scotland is entirely immersed in water. Quintin Jardine James 'I’hin. (ieorge Street. 225 4-195. 7pm. Free. The lidinburgh crime writer launches his new Skinner noyel 'l'lna'w/ay Legends (Headline £9.99).



Stephen Baxter Water-stone‘s. 153- 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 91(15. 7pm. l-‘ree. See Mon 11.

Franz Hohler (ioethe lnstitut. 3 Park ('ircus. 332 2555. 7.30pm. Free. Well- known Swiss author and actor w ill he readng in (ierman from his ttoy e1 l)ie Sleintlul ('I'i'ie Slane Ham!) and a collection of short stories Zia“ .llanilune.


Borderlines Festival Various Venues. 0870 6070250. Showcase for many of the region's most talented writers. storytellers and wordsmiths w ho read and talk about their work. l'ntil Wed 4 ()ct. For further information contact 01750 23100.


Douglas Galbraith Watersione's. 13- 14 Princes Street. 556 303-1. 6.30pm. Free. (ialhrailh's novel The Rising Sun (Picador £16). is a tour de force of historical fiction set in the 17th century and describes the eyents that led to the bankruptcy of Scotland and the subsequent Act of t'nion.



Ian Sharman Waterstone‘s. (ieorge Street. 225 3-136. 7pm. Free. Sharman uncovers the twists and turns of the propagandists of the Middle Ages in his new book News. Propaganda Anil Spin In .lleiliei‘al line/and ( l)o\’eeote- Renaissance £14.95) and compares his findings to the machinations of today’s spin doctors.

The hot Christopher Brookmyre keeps audiences rivetted at Waterstone's. Glasgow, Thu 7 Sep and Waterstone's, Edinburgh, Fri 8 Sep

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Terry Wogan gets laid back with his public at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 7


James Campbell, Storyteller: Against The Clock \lacRobert. l'niyersity of Stirling, (11786 461081. 7pm. £2.50. Ages 3+. ('omedian and storyteller attempts to break the world record for contintious storytelling accompanied by his compere.

Phil Kay.


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James Campbell, Storyteller: Against The Clock ()ttakai”s Bookstore. [hit 6. Buchanan (iallcries. Buchanan Street. 555 1500. 1111111. l‘rce. See 1'11 15.

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Barbara Erskine water-stone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. lirce.

lirskine's latest noyel ll'liispers In The Sanil ( llarper('ollins £l6.99). is a Victorian loye story with a chilling twist. llcar her read from and discuss her work.

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Tim Pat Coogan .lohn Smith's in list». 50 ('ooper Street. 6.30pm. liree. Author ()1. ll'lit'ret ('1' (free/I /\ llin'lt (llttleltittsott £25) reads from and signs his book. David Aitken “tilc‘l'slUttC‘s. IS“ 157 Sauchichall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. l’ree. (‘ult noyelist reads from his noycl Sleeping ll'iI/i .lane Ans/en (.\'o li\it Press £10).


Andrew Greig .lamcs ’l'hin. (ieoi'ge

Sep and Ottakar's, Glasgow, Fri 8 Sep

Street. 225 4-195. 7pm. l‘ree. (ireig reads from and discusses his new noyel 'I'liai Summer (liaber £9.99).

Keenan & McCarthy (‘entral 11:111. w'esi 'I'ollcross. 221 1927. 7pm. £3 (£2). Brian Keenan and .lohn .\le('arthy appear on the release ()1. the papcrlmck edition ()1? their huge bestseller llt’llt't’t'll I’.All’(’lll('.\ (Bantam £7.99) in what should be a fascinating eyening. Book early as it promises to sell out.

Jimmy Logan l’estiyal 'l'hcatre. 13 29 .\'icolson Street. 529 6000. 1pm. £3. Scottish entertainer reads from his autobiography Ii 's :1 Funny Life (B& \V Publishing £8.99).



Matthew Fitt \Vaiei‘stone‘s. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. l‘ree. See Mon ll.


Dorothy Rowe Waterstonc's, 13 14 Princes Street. 556 303-1. 6.30pm. l-‘ree. One for the Self Help shelycs. if

achiey ing happiness from enjoy ing good friendships is your thing Dorothy Rowe \\ ill be discussing these and other ideas found in her new book l‘riently .‘Alltl l'fneniies.‘ ()ar _\'eeil ‘11) [are .‘illt/ llale (llarpcr(‘ol|ins £19.99).



Andrew Greig Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. l-‘ree. See Tue 1‘).

Dorothy Rowe Water-stone‘s. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £1. See “ed 20.