Evening events, Books, Book signing

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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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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

Cathie Devitt: Don't Drink & Fly

Glasgow writer Cathie Devitt launches the first novella in a trilogy about the hectic life of Bernice, a witch living in Glasgow who likes red wine and has a hapless love life.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

The Customs House, South Shields

Fri 7 Nov

£10; £15 photo and signing session; £25 photo and signing session inc meal / 0191 454 1234

Paul Potts: Book Signing

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

Belfast Waterfront

Thu 6 Nov

Auditorium

£28 / 028 9033 4400

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 0115 989 5555

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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

Christmas Shopping Evening

The Great British Bake Off legend Mary Berry opens the late shopping event as she signs copies of her books. Plus, there's a nice warm drink and a mince pie in it for you. Booking is essential.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0845 260 9000

Creativity & Dyslexia: Dyslexia Awareness Week Event With Sally Gardner And Tom Mclaughlin

Children's authors Tom McLaughlin and Sally Gardner explore dyslexia, its links with creativity and how it impacts on their ideas and their writing.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Thu 6 Nov

£10 ( £6; Children £6)

Daniela Sacerdoti

The author discusses her work.

Elgin Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free ticketed / 01343 562600

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

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

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

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

Five Things You Absolutely Must Know About Solo Travel

Janice Waugh, author of The Solo Traveler's Handbook, discusses the subject and gives helpful tips.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Tue 4 Nov

Barbican Library

Free / 020 7638 8891

For Books' Sake Presents: Hallowe'en Witchfest With Rosie Garland And Wanda Wyporska

For Books' Sake present award winning gothic author, Rosie Garland and witchcraft historian,Wanda Wyporska. Inc readings and a discussion on the demonisation of women in history and historical fiction. Free bloodcurdling cocktail with every ticket!

The Proud Archivist, London N1

Wed 29 Oct

£8 inc drink; £6 adv, inc drink / 020 7749 6852

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

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Haunted: Book Launch

An evening of readings with authors featured in the collection Haunted, a book of ghost stories.

QUAD, Derby

Sat 22 Nov

£5.50–£7 / 01332 290606

Horace the Haggis Book Signing

Sally Magnusson signs copies of her very popular Horace the Haggis.

Haddington Library

Wed 26 Nov

Free

Part of Book Week Scotland.

In The Ring: Anna Whitwham in Conversation with Josie Delap

Boxer Handsome author Anna Whitwham discusses all things boxing with Josie Delap of The Economist.

St James' Church, London NW6

Fri 31 Oct

£8

Part of Kilburn Literary Festival.

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

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

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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

Kate Mosse At Blackwell's Oxford

Join us for a wintry evening of Gothic delight as Kate Mosse discusses her latest novel, 'The Taxidermist's Daughter'. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to walk.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Tue 25 Nov

£3 / 01865 333623

Launching Josefu's Thousand Hills By Tamara Dragadze

Tamara Dragadze's unforgettable book JOSEFU'S THOUSAND HILLS will be officially launched at Foyles in the Auditorium on Monday 27th October, presenting a Rwandan evening of exuberant life and culture.

Foyles, London WC2H

Mon 27 Oct

Free

Laura Marney: For Faughie's Sake

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

Wishaw Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01698 372325

Part of Book Week Scotland.