SATURDAY 7 THURSDAY 12
Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group Borders Books. 233 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. l2.30pm. Free. The group w ill discuss I‘TI'AI Love by Samuel Beckett.
Meet The Chef: Nick Nairn Festival Theatre. Port-Na-Craig. 0l706 48-1626. 4.30pm. £5. Top tips from one of Scotland's liv'eliest chefs with an onstage demonstration followed by a book signing.
Jackie Collins Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 12.30pm. Free. Jackie Collins signs copies of her latest novel Let/ml Seduction (Simon & Sehuster £l6.00): supposedly about ‘real people in Hollywood': an oxymoron if ever I heard one.
Travel Writing Evening Waterstone's. (ieorge Street. 225 3436. 7pm. Free. Stephen Smith. author of (‘m'uini' II'tlIII.‘ Ii'ui'e/x In ('n/um/n'u (Abacus £7.00) and Jim Keeble. author of I/tt/i'pi'ttt/t'ni'r' Ihtv.‘ :\ Lune/v [It’tlI'I 's lavage ."I’Ulllltl The ('SA (Abacus £0.00) read from their books and talk about their travel exploits.
North Sea Routes Netherbow .-\l'ls Centre. 43-15 Iligh Street. 556 0570/ 2647. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). The Merchants o' Renoun read from Kenneth Farrow 's boistei'ous Scots adaptation of Hans Sachs' I'it.\.\ttttr‘/I.\/tI(’I and also perform readings of John Roy's Scots version of Rudolf .Slc‘lllc‘l"s 'I'ltt' See/mildt/t'nt/ur.
Alan Jamieson Ramshorn Theatre. 08 Ingram Street. 287 55I I. l -2pm. Free. Lunchtime reading forming part of \Vriterfest.
Sauchiehall Street Reading Group \Vaterstone‘s. I53 I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0105. 7pm. Free. The gi'otip will discuss .‘vlaggie (iraham’s Sitting ."IIIUIIL’ IIIt‘ Iz'vkintm.
Jackie Collins \Vatei'stone‘s. IZs’ Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. See .\lt)ll I).
Fergusson's Auld Reekie Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2010. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Continuing the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the birth if one of Iidinburgh’s greatest poets. Robert Fei'gusson. Verses will be recited by Billy Kay and interwoven with musical contributions from folk artists Rod Paterson and fellow members of Jock Tamson's Bairns. The performance will be preceded by a talk on I‘t‘l'gllSSttlFs life by James Robertson. editor of a new anthology of his poems.
The Scotsman Literary Dinner Festival Theatre. Port-\a-(‘raig ()l706 48-1626. 7.30pm. £30. Three leading authors come to Pitlochry fora meal and a chance to meet some of their fans.
Celtic Girls Evening \Vaterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. 6pm. Free. The ‘(iirls' are the authors rather than the audience at this event. in which Cathy Kelly. Jenny Colgan and Dawn Anderson will read from their respective novels Someone like lint (HarperColIins £0.00). Amuqu 's Ilia/(ling (HarperCollins £5.00) and l’ntun I'i'i'i'r (HarperCoIlins £5.00).
11:9 Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Launch of new Scottish fiction imprint l l:0. hosted by Hugh MacDonald and attended by authors Tom Bryan. Linda Cracknell. Raymond Soltysek. David Cameron. Shug Hanlan and Martin Shannon. See Frontlines.
Benedict Allen (ieorge Square Theatre. I'niversity ()f Iidinburgh. (ieorge Square. 650 8401. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). In association with the Royal Scottish (ieographical Society. author and adventurer Benedict Allen appears to launch his new book Last ()f'l'lu’ .lIt’t/It‘tttt' .llt’tt.
Sir John Drummond Festival Theatre. 13 —20 .\'ieolson Street. 520 6000. 1pm. £3. Former Director of the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms discusses his autobiography IilItllt’d By Ifxpvrient‘e.‘ A Life In IIH’ Arts (Faber £25).
Mary Contini James Thin. The Gylc Shopping Centre. 35 (iyle Avenue. South (iyle Broadway. 530 7757. 3pm. Free. Author of kids cookery book Ifusv l)t’l1.\"\'Sll't’t’llt' I’tt’ (Iibury Press E I 2.99) runs a food and baking workshop.
Anthea Turner Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Ipm. £3.50. Discussing her autobiography Fools Rush In (Little. Brown £16.00). Anthea Turner reveals some of the more salacious aspects of her life. like her relationship with Bruno Brookes. the truth behind her marriage to Peter Powell and her love for (irant Bovey. If you're interested.
02 Clarke Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7pm. Talk and tasting session with well known wine expert and Foot/Ami Drink presenter 0/ Clarke.
Con Cuba Ramshorn Theatre. 08 Ingram Street. 287 55I I. 8pm. £5 (£3). A celebration of Cuban poetry and its involvement in life. revolution and government.
Alison Hennegan Waterstone's. 13—1-1 Princes Street. 556 303-1. 6.30pm. Free. Former Literary Iiditor of (lay News reads from her book The Lesbian I’tI/rni' Book (Fourth Iistate £ I 2.00). an examination of lesbian culture.
Neil Rhodes 8. Jonathan Sawday Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Authors Neil Rhodes and Jonathan Sawday disctiss their book about the first information revolution. in the I5th century. which commenced with the invention of the printing press and enabled Renaissance scholars to formulate new ways of organising and disseminating knowledge.
Bill Bryson Central Hall. West 'l‘ollcross. 22l I027. 7pm. £3 (£2). Bill Bryson reads from his acutely observed trio of books about life at home and abroad. Signed copies will only be available if you pre—order at any branch of Waterstone's. See review.
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CALLUM’S BIG DAY 7PM MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER
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HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS
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