Before 3am, Books, Book launch

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Chris Bambery: A People's History of Scotland

Ahead of the referendum, writer and broadcaster Bambery delves into the history of Scotland with his new book.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Wed 18 Jun

Free / 0131 662 9112

  • 18:30

David Edwards: The Black Hand Gang

David Edwards tours his free ebook and electronic game, an adventure fiction which aims to change the way children read and use Facebook.

The Printworks, Manchester

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Robert Crawford: Bannockburns

Poet and critic Robert Crawford launches his latest non-fiction, Bannockburns: Scottish Independence and the Literary Imagination, 1314–2014, looking at how poetry was used to political ends, even in 1314.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Thu 1 May

Free / 01786 471917

  • 12:00

Hillary Rohde: The Other Side

Rohde launches her autobiography, sketching her life from South Africa to the Scottish Highlands.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0131 662 9112

  • 18:30

Meena Kandasamy: The Gypsy Geddess

Launch of the debut novel from poet, writer, activist and translator Kandasamy, about life in 1968 Tamil Nadu as the Communist Party begins to hold sway.

David Hume Tower, Edinburgh

Thu 22 May

Free

Organised by Centre for South Asian Studies and Word Power Books.

  • 16:00
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Patrick Richardson: In Search of Landfall

The travel writer introduces his new memoir, structured based on the Odyssey and tackling big life questions – Who are we? What are we doing here?

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8222

  • 18:30

21 Revolutions

Following the GWL's exhibition and readings programme comes the 21 Revolutions publication, which brings together 21 women artists and 21 women writers to celebrate the history of Glasgow Women's Library.

Clydebank Library

Thu 15 May

Free (ticketed) / 01389 608978

With Anne Donovan and Leela Soma. Part of Booked!.

  • 19:30

Anna Morcom: The Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance

Anna Morcom launches her new book, about India's performance arts over the last century and its female, transgender and cross-dressed dancers.

The Guildhall, Leicester

Thu 8 May

Free / 0116 253 2569

Part of Let's Dance International Festival.

Bloodaxe Anthology: The Hundred Years’ War – Modern War Poems

A hundred years of war as captured by poets, anthologised in this new book from Bloodaxe. With Neil Astley, David Constantine, Imtiaz Dharker and more.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Wed 28 May

£5 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

Charlie Fletcher: Oversight

Charlie Fletcher launches his Dickensian fantasy, Oversight.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Fri 2 May

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8222

Exclusive Scottish launch.

  • 18:30 – 19:30
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Colin Campbell: Engine of Destruction – The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War

Author Colin Campbell talks about and signs copies of his new book, which marks the centenary of WWI.

Dalmuir Library, Clydebank

Tue 20 May

Free (ticketed) / 01389 608978

Part of Booked!.

  • 19:30

Dilys Rose: Pelmanism

Dilys Rose shares her new novel, which centres on the bitterness and love between a girl and her father.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

Free / 0131 622 8222

Part of TradFest.

Doug Johnstone: The Dead Beat

Edinburgh author Doug Johnstone discusses his sixth novel, about a newspaper intern who is launched into a search for answers when a coworker commits suicide.

Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free / 0131 229 2902

In conversation with Allan Guthrie.

  • 18:30

Gerry Hassan: Caledonian Dreaming

Dundee-born writer, commentator and thinker Hassan gears up for the referendum with his examination of the state of contemporary Scotland, Caledonian Dreaming: The Quest for a Different Scotland.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

Free / 0131 622 8222

Part of TradFest.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Wed 14 May

Free / 0131 662 9112

  • 18:30

The Istanbul Review Night

To celebrate the launch of issue four, titled War Words One, celebrated Turkish author Elif Shafak gives a reading. Booking is essential.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 25 May

£30.07 (Children £15.30 under 14s) / 020 7589 8212

  • 12:00 – 14:00
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James Oswald: The Hangman's Song

Oswald speaks about the third installment in his Edinburgh-set Inspector McLean series.

Dalmuir Library, Clydebank

Wed 21 May

Free (ticketed) / 01389 608978

Part of Booked!.

  • 19:30

Kirsty Wark: The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle

TV presenter Wark launches her first novel, about a solitary woman on the Isle of Arran who is revealed to be more than she seems following her death.

Cambo Barn, Kingsbarns

Sat 5 Jul

£10 / 0131 473 2000

  • 12:30

One Big Book Launch

Ten authors. One book launch. Whose latest publication will you walk away with? Please e-mail Literally PR for tickets.

Free Word Centre, London EC1R

Wed 30 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 020 7324 2570

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Raffaella Barker: From a Distance

Author Raffaella Barker introduces her new novel From a Distance, and speaks about her love of East Anglia.

Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge

Thu 8 May

£6

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Roger McGough: As Far As I Know

The poet reads from his latest collection, As Far as I Know.

Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore

Fri 23 May

£16 / 01386 555 488

  • 19:30

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Sat 28 Jun

£14 (£10) / 01823 414141

  • 19:30