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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 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 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

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

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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

Mark Billingham

The author from Birmingham signs copies of his latest book.

Biddulph Town Hall

Fri 7 Nov

Phone for prices / 01782 297836

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

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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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

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.

Douglas Skelton: Crow Bait

Author Douglas Skelton on his new crime novel, Crow Bait.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

Waterstones, Ayr

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01292 262600

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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

The Customs House, South Shields

Fri 7 Nov

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

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

From Socialist Korea to Ferguson: connecting Asian and Black radical legacies and solidarity? Marcel Cartier in conversation with Sukant Chandan

Join us to explore the internationalist ties between North Korea and the black liberation movement, and how both are part of the same struggle with speakers from the Ferguson struggle as well as eye witness accounts from Korea.

Housmans Bookshop, London N1

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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Horace the Haggis Book Signing

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

Haddington Library

Wed 26 Nov


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


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

The Joy Of Dictionaries With Lucy Mangan, Mark Forsyth: Talk

Collins English Dictionary contributor Mark Forsyth, and The Guardian's award-winning journalist Lucy Mangan discuss the wonders and mysteries of the English language.

Waterstones, London W1J

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7851 2400

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