Before 3am, Books, Book launch

15 events

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Archie Foley and Margaret Munro: Portobello and the Great War

The local historians speak about their book recounting Portobello's history.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Sep

£8 / 0131 228 1155

Andrew Davies: City of Gangs

The author talks about the Billy Boys, the Savoy Arcadians, the South Side Stickers and other notorious Glasgow gangs as he launches his book City of Gangs: Glasgow and the Rise of the British Gangster.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Book Fringe.

  • 13:00

Caro Ramsay: The Night Hunter

Glasgow author Caro Ramsay launches her latest Anderson and Costello thriller, The Night Hunter.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 23 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by journalist and novelist Tony Black. Part of Inverness Book Festival.

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.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 19 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by Michael Malone, author of the McBain Series of Glasgow. Part of Inverness Book Festival.

Dovecot on the Map Shop Night

Launch for Herb Lester's new illustrated map of 'the unusual' in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Free (ticketed) / 0131 550 3660

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Laura Marney: For Faughie's Sake

Marney talks about her new novel, For Faughie's Sake, reads an extract and answers your questions.

St Andrew Blackadder Church, North Berwick

Sat 9 Aug

£11 / 01620 895233

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Linda Huber: The Cold, Cold Sea

Huber launches her powerful new novel about coping with loss.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Michael Tiernay: The First Game with My Father

Tiernay shares his intimate family memoir, about how a football team can unite father and son.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Fri 22 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Part of Inverness Book Festival.

The Other Tongues

Celebrate the launch of Scots and Gaelic anthology The Other Tongues with editors Peter Mackay, Andrew Philip, Murdo MacDonald and Chris Agee, plus words from Alasdair Allan, MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

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?

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Wed 10 Sep

£5 (includes glass of wine) / 01387 381196

  • 19:30
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Phil Kay: The Wholly Viable

Unpredictable stand-up and energetic improvisations as the stand-up launches his memoirs.

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

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.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Thu 21 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by Press & Journal features editor, Susan Welsh. Part of Inverness Book Festival.

Ross King and Shari Low: Taking Hollywood

Los Angeles-based writers King and Low launch their jointly-authored novel.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Shazia Hobbs: The Gori's Daughter

Celebrate The Gori's Daughter, the first novel from Shazia Hobbs, about Aisha, a girl of mixed Kashmiri and Glaswegian heritage.

The Flying Duck, Glasgow

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0141 564 1450

Hobbs is joined by speakers from different women's organisations, including the Halo Project and Amnesty International UK, to speak about women's issues.

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The More the Merrier - Free

Agatha Magic Loveshrr A day in a life in childishly old-fashioned rhymes comes and passes like a summer cloud… May contain faeries and pirates. Or was it worms and Marmite?

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Duncan Room

Free / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.