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As part of the South Bank's Archetypes in Literature series, John Sutherland will be discussing Versions of Heathcliff. Sutherland, professor of Modern English at University College London and author of Can Jane Eyre be Happy? and Where was Rebecca Shot?, will be tracing the origins and derivatives of the Emily Bronte's anti-hero. Wednesday 10 Feb, 7.30pm, Voice Box, RFH, SE1, tickets pounds 4/pounds 2.50. Box office: 0171 960 4242.

Carol Ann Duffy said Carole Satyamurti's poetry is "like a seemingly innocuous drink laced with the hard stuff". Satyamurti's collections include Changing the Subject and Broken Moon; she will be reading with Lachlan Mac- kinnon whose The Coast of Bohemia was described by Sean O'Brien as "an absorbing and eloquent book". Thursday 11 Feb, 7.30pm, Voice Box, RFH, SE1, tickets pounds 4/pounds 2.50. Box office: 0171 960 4242.

Heart is a "night of heartwarming words and rose and thorn images to get you in the right mood for Valentine's Day". Brian Patten, Joolz and Rebecca Sabin will be reading at Apples and Snakes, Friday 12 Feb, 9pm, BAC, SW11, tickets pounds 5/pounds 4. Box office: 0171 223 2223.

CANTERBURY

Laurence Gardner discusses the Holy Grail, the Philosopher's Stone and his new book Genesis of the Grail Kings on Wednesday 7 Feb, 7pm, at Waterstone's, CT1. 01227 456343.

EDINBURGH

Des Dillon, author of Duck, will be reading from his new novel Itchycoo Blue Thursday 11 Feb, 7pm, at James Thin, South Bridge, EH1. 0131 622 8222.

NORWICH

In UEA's Spring '99 season this week, W G Sebald, professor of European literature at UEA and author of The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn, is giving a reading on Tuesday 9 Feb, 7pm, UEA Studio, UEA, NR4. Individual tickets pounds 3.50/pounds 2; season tickets pounds 17.50/pounds 10. 01603 592810.

SOUTHAMPTON

Deborah Moggach (You Must Be Sisters, Close Relations and the upcoming Tulip Fever) is reading on Thursday 11 Feb, 7pm, at the NorthGuild Lecture Theatre of Southampton Central Library. Free entry. Info: 01703 586262

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