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London Sports Writing Festival 2014

Legendary sports personalities discuss their literary works, with readings and discussions by Roy Keane, Gareth Thomas, Trevor Brooking and many more.

Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8

Thu 23 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Fri 24 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Sun 26 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass

Dr John Bevan: Book Launch

Launch of Dr John Bevan new book, Commander Crabb What Really Happened? with conversation and signing.

Gosport Discovery Centre

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 08456 035 631

Waterstones Liverpool One

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

An Evening With Sophie Hannah

Discussion with the author of a new novel featuring Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in a mystery set in 1920's London.

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 22 Oct

£5 (£3) / 0161 832 8563

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 5 Nov

£21.25 (£19.25) / 02476 553055

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

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An Evening with Sheila Hancock and Michael Palin

Two stars swing by for live appearances. First up is author and actress Sheila Hancock, followed by former Monty Python star Michael Palin.

Tait Hall, Kelso

Tue 21 Oct

£14 single event (Both events £23) / 01573 224233

Please note, Sheila Hancock will be appearing at 6.15pm, and Michael Palin at 8pm. Part of Borders Book Festival.

An Evening With Yotam Ottolenghi

Chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi discusses his new cookbook, Plenty More. Yotam is also signing copies of the book after the event.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

Times to be confirmed / £12.50 / 0131 248 4848

Waterstones, Manchester

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0161 749 8623

Anne Rice's Prince Lestat: Midnight Book Launch

The Queen of the Undead is back, with her first Vampire Chronicle in over a decade marking the return of one of the most popular vampires of all time Lestat de Lioncourt.

The British Library, London NW1

Wed 29 Oct

Entrance Hall

£28 adv booking required / 0843 208 1144

Bernard Cornwell: Book Signing

The author signs copies of his books The Empty Throne Waterloo: The History Of Four Days, Three Armies And Three Battles.

Waterstones Trafalgar Square, London WC2N

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0843 290 8651

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David Starkey: Talk

A talk and book signing from the author, David Starkey.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£22.50 / 01223 503333

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15.90 / 0844 871 3024

John Waters: This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier

The American film director, actor, writer and comedian shares his experience of hitch-hiking from Baltimore to San Francisco in the spring of 2012.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 11 Nov

£22.50–£27.50 (£11.25–£13.75) / 0844 875 0073

Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy

Director Nick Murphy and writer/funny man Chris O'Dowd discuss their new book, Moone Boy.

Dulwich Books, London SE21

Tue 28 Oct

£6 entry and a copy of the book (Entry only £3) / 020 8670 1920

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Manchester

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0161 834 8300

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Mark Billingham

The author from Birmingham signs copies of his latest book.

Biddulph Town Hall

Fri 7 Nov

Phone for prices / 01782 297836

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Voyages From The Past By Maritime Genealogist, Simon Wills

Exploring three and a half centuries of passenger travel by sea. How has life on board changed from Elizabethan times to the great ocean liners? Learn about passengers' excitements, frustrations, and dangers as revealed by their own words.

Guildhall Library, London EC2V

Mon 27 Oct

£5 / 020 7332 1868

50 Years Of Illustration

Professor Lawrence Zeegen will give a lecture to accompany the major exhibition opening/

London College Of Communication, SE1

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 020 7514 6500

An Afternoon with Shona MacLean

The writer dicusses her work.

Aberdeen Central Library

Sat 29 Nov

Free ticketed / 01224 652500

Part of Book Week Scotland.

The Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Darwin's theory of natural selection tells us that genetic innovations come about by 'trial and error'. Here, Andreas Wagner reveals how they are also driven by a set of fundamental laws that give rise to a world of creativity

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Thu 13 Nov

£12 / 020 7409 2992

An Audience with Elly Griffiths: Talk

The best-selling crime writer reads from, and talks about, her book The Outcast Dead, and gives hints about her upcoming work.

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Fri 14 Nov

£4 iinc glass of wine/tea/coffee / 01323 737677

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Axel Scheffler: Meet The Creator Of The Gruffalo: Workshop

Meet the illustrator behind the Gruffalo and have copies of the Gruffalo books signed. Artist Axel Scheffler will be reading excerpts from the books and answering your questions.

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Sat 8 Nov

£5 adv / 01274 431 212

Becca Fitzpatrick: Book Signing

Meet the author of the best-selling Hush Hush series as she signs copies of her latest work Black Ice.

Waterstones, Bluewater West, Greenhithe

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01322 624831

Waterstones Liverpool One

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0151 709 9820

Book Day

A selection of Scottish authors sell their books and participate in book readings and signings. Present are authors from a number of genres, such as entertainment, history, photography, poetry, comics and graphic novels. Guests include Judith Bowers and Louise Welsh.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 553 0840

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Book Day Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Book Signing With Nick Butterworth

To celebrate Discover's brand new production of 'One Snowy Night', Nick Butterworth, author of this best-selling picture book, will be signing books in our cafe.

Discover Children's Story Centre, London E15

Sat 6 Dec

£5 (£4.50; £18) / 020 8536 5555

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