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Guardian Live Event: John Gray And Will Self - Is Free Will An Illusion?

The author John Gray discusses his latest novel, The Soul Of The Marionette and the issues it raises.

Islington Assembly Hall, London N1

Wed 18 Mar

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7527 2000

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Fri 17 Apr

Phone for prices / 01553 764864

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Mon 13 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

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Antonia Fraser

Biographer and historian Antonia Fraser discusses her recent publication My History, an account of her youth and the development of her love of history.

Daunt Books, Marylebone, London W1U

Thu 19 Mar

£7 / 020 7224 2295

The Bloomsbury Set: Book Club With Priya Parmar And Amanda Coe

Frances Spalding in conversation with Priya Parmar, author of a dazzling new portrait of Vanessa Bell and her sister Virginia Woolf, Vanessa and Her Sister, and Amanda Coe, writer of Life in Squares, the BBC dramatization about the Bloomsbury Group.

Bloomsbury Publishing, London WC1B

Tue 24 Mar

£10; £20 inc/book

Redruth Library

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0300 123 4111

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0300 123 4111

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0300 123 4111

Wee Write!

A week-long programme offering over 100 author events, activities and readings for children, families and school pupils of all ages.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 2999

Fri 6 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 2999

Sat 7 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 2999

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Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester

Sun 8 Mar

Free, ticketed / 0161 837 3000

Fran Maclvey

Fran MacIlvey, author of Trapped: My Life With Cerebral Palsy, holds a book signing and question and answer session.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 622 8218

Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

Waterstones New Street, Birmingham

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 0843 290 8151

Carol Ann Duffy And Friends

The Poet Laureate hosts an evening of poetry reading, with new writers from Manchester Metropolitan University and a variety of established poets offering a medley of Jazz, Poetry and Conversation.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Mon 9 Mar

The Studio

£12 (£10) / 0161 833 9833

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War Requiem & Aftermath: James Cahill And Maggi Hambling In Conversation

Spring 2015 will see the launch of Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath, a major new book by James Cahill. This 'in conversation' event will see Maggi Hambling talk to James Cahill about the exhibition of the same name and book.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 18 Mar

Inigo Rooms

Free / 020 7845 4600

Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures.

Harmony Garden, Melrose

Thu 11 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Fri 12 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sat 13 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sun 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Capital Comic Con

A chance to indulge in the world of comics, superheroes and graphic novels with stalls offering back issues, books and merchandise as well as a number of special guests.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Oct

£5–£15 / 0131 560 1581

David Starkey: Talk

A talk and book signing from the author, David Starkey.

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar


Sous Les Paves… The Troubles

The launch of Chris Reynolds's book about Northern Ireland's experience of 1968, the year of revolt, and why it has been marginalised in other historical accounts of that year.

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0845 608 0000

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Alan Johnson MP

Dulwich Books in association with the Family Rights Group are delighted to welcome back Alan Johnson to Dulwich, to talk more about his life, his beliefs and what makes him get up in the morning.

Elmgreen School, London SE27

Tue 17 Mar


Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Sat 2 May

£10 ( £8) / 01434 652477

Antonia Fraser

Biographer and historian Antonia Fraser discusses her recent publication My History, an account of her youth and the development of her love of history.

Oxford Martin School, University Of Oxford

Sun 29 Mar


  • 16:00 – 17:00 Antonia Fraser Oxford Martin School, University Of Oxford

Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers Of London

For World Book Night, Hillingdon Libraries present Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London.

Manor Farm Library, Ruislip

Thu 23 Apr


Bob Sinfield: Author's Event

Jazz FM presenter Bob Sinfield is the author of Gentleman Of Jazz, the fascinating story of trombonist and comedian George Chisholm.

Whitehall, Cheam, Sutton

Tue 14 Apr

£7 ( £6) / 020 8643 1236

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Book Signing: Books On Sketching

Katherine Tyrrell, author of Sketching 365 and James Hobbs, author of Sketch your World sign copies of their books and share their own sketchbooks with visitors.

Mall Galleries, London SW1Y

Thu 5 Mar

Free, plus admission £3, child £2.50 / 020 7930 6844

Book Week Scotland

A 'national book festival' for Scotland courtesy of Creative Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust and many other collaborators across the country. A packed programme of star-studded author events, kids' activities and the distribution of free books all combine to form a week-long national celebration of reading.

Various venues: Scotland

Mon 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Tue 24 Nov

Times & prices vary

Wed 25 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 4 more dates until 29 Nov

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 2 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Come and Meet Brian Murphy and Linda Regan

Malcolm Jones hosts a talk with husband and wife actors Brian Murphy and Linda Regan.

Clarendon Hotel, London SE3

Wed 18 Mar

£20 (Members £15)

Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 10 Apr

Children £7 / 0845 271 0777

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