Evening events, Books, Book signing

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct


Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30

David Nicholls: Us

The One Day author launches and reads from his new book, Us, about a man whose tries to fix his relationships before his son heads off to university and his wife prepares to leave him.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 5 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Cornerhouse, Manchester

Wed 1 Oct

Cinema 1

£12 (£10; £9 mems; £11) / 0161 200 1500

  • 18:30

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0131 651 2189

An Evening With Kevin Pietersen

The South African batsman will discuss his successful cricket career and read excerpts from his autobiography.

The Monastery, Manchester

Tue 7 Oct


  • 19:00 – 21:00
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Lewis Pugh: Achieving the Impossible

Lewis Pugh on completing a long distance swim in all of the world's oceans and in each of the seven seas. Lewis is also signing copies of his book Achieving The Impossible.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 21:00

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

  • 19:30 – 21:30

BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Fri 10 Oct

prices vary

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Brian May - Lecture & Book Signing

The photohistorian discusses the connections between Victorian art and stereo-photography with Denis Pellerin, followed by an opportunity for the audience to have copies of his book signed.

RIBA, London W1B

Thu 9 Oct

£18 / 020 7580 5533

  • 18:30 – 21:30

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

  • 19:45

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£15.90 / 0844 871 3024

  • 19:30
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Dreams Of London

Don't expect a stiff reading from behind a ledger! Explore the theme of dreams and watch Literature come to life through eccentric performances from intense, original works: The Road to London, Queer Poems and Ybo' and Other Lies.

The White Lion, London SW16

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 020 8677 3341

  • 19:00 – 20:30

An Evening Of War Poetry And Song

An insightful evening of poetry and song exploring the different perspective given through word and music.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Tue 18 Nov

£5 / 01279 651746

  • 19:30

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

  • 18:30

First Thursdays At Karamel

If you're a book lover this is the night for you! Join us for our special, happy mix of superb readings from poets, novelists and short story writers, open mic session, signed books for sale, and delicious food and drink available from the bar.

Karamel, London N22

Thu 2 Oct


  • 19:30 – 22:00

From Zeppelin Nights to Bomber's Moon: London Under Fire In Two World Wars

A free event hosted by two outstanding local authors, discussing concepts raised in their lastest works:

The Round Chapel Old School Rooms, London E5

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 8533 9676

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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Graham Hancock: War God: Return Of The Plumed Serpent: Talk

Return to a world of Aztecs and conquistadors, of politics, action and magic, the world of Graham Hancock's War God. Weaving historical record with fantasy fiction, Return of the Plumed Serpent is the enthralling new novel. Delve into the mysteries of our ancient past, in the company of an accomplished and…

Foyles, London WC2H

Thu 6 Nov

£5 / 020 7437 5660

  • 19:00 – 20:00

In The Picture With Kai Wiedenhofer: Confrontiers

Photographer Kai Wiedenhofer will be joining us to present Confrontier, a comprehensive project that demonstrates his conviction that walls are not solutions, but proof of human weakness, error and our inability to communicate with one another.

The Frontline Club, London W2

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7479 8960

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Insight With Gabriella Coleman: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

Anonymous confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece, Gabriella Coleman will be with us in conversation with economics editor at Channel 4 News, Paul Mason, to shed some light on the motivations and culture of this secretive group.

The Frontline Club, London W2

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7479 8960

  • 19:00 – 20:30

John Lahr: Talk

The author and critic talks to theatre director Sir Nicholas Hytner about his biography of playwright Tennessee Williams, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh, and signs copies of the book.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Thu 6 Nov

£8 (£6) / 0161 833 9833

  • 18:00
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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

  • 19:30

Mark Billingham

The author from Birmingham signs copies of his latest book.

Biddulph Town Hall

Fri 7 Nov

Phone for prices / 01782 297836

  • 20:00

Military Historian Antony Beevor

Dulwich Books of West Dulwich in association with Alleyn's School presents international bestselling author and multi-award-winning military historian Antony Beevor who will be discussing his latest book, The Second World War.

Alleyn's School, London SE22

Thu 9 Oct

£10 / 02085 571541

  • 19:30 – 21:00

My American Odyssey: From The Windrush To The Whitehouse

My American Odyssey charts the life of a Black British boy, growing up in 1980s England, and travelling around America, sharing the cultural, historical and, at times emotional, links and contrasts between the two countries.

The Drum, Birmingham

Tue 4 Nov

£3 (£2) / 0121 333 2444

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Paul Potts: Book Signing

The tenor and Britain's Got Talent winner signs copies of his memoir Once Chance.

Belfast Waterfront

Thu 6 Nov


£28 / 028 9033 4400

  • 20:00

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:30