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LONDON: Jewish Book Week and book fair. events include Orlando Figes, Joseph Heller, Eva Hoffman, Lord Weidenfeld, Steven Berkoff, and Martin Amis (on the Holocaust in fiction) at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, from Sun 8 to Sun 15. 0171 446 8505.

'History Men and Others: Fiction and Universities'. As part of the series on the Seventies, Malcom Bradbury talks about academia in novels at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, Wed 11, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 960 4242.

The New Feminism debate: Will Hutton, Natasha Walter, Melanie Phillips and Fay Weldon, chaired by Helena Kennedy; Cottesloe Theatre, SE1; Wed 11, 6pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2.50. 0171 928 2252

KING'S LYNN: The tenth King's Lynn Fiction Festival with Jeremy Poolman, Malcom Bradbury, Helen Dunmore, Robert Edric, Bernice Rubens, Mordecai Richler, Christopher West, Beryl Bainbridge (above), at the Town Hall from Fri 13 to Sun 15, each event pounds 6.50. 01553 691 661.

BRIGHTON: poet Anthony Thwaite reads from his Selected Poems 1956-1996 with local poet Marek Urbanowicz at The Cinema, Brighton Media Centre, 9-12 Middle St, Mon 9, 8pm, pounds 3/pounds 2/pounds 1. 01273 747 086.

CANTERBURY: Peter Ackroyd reads from his latest biography, The Life of Thomas More, at Waterstone's, 20-21 St Margaret's St, Tue 10, 7pm, pounds 2. 01227 456 343.

MANCHESTER: Rupert Thomson reads from his latest novel Soft at Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate, Wed 11, 7pm, pounds 3, 0161 832 1992.

NORWICH: Kathy Lette reads from her comic novels; Lecture Theatre 1, Centre for Creative and Performing Arts, UEA, Tue 10, 7pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2 (available on the door only). 01603 592 810.

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