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LONDON: Taking place over the Easter weekend, Sun 12 to Mon 13, 'The Bible - A Celebration of Easter' is a series of readings from the Authorised Version, published in 1611. 'The Good News' with Sir Ian McKellen and Daniel Evans at the Barbican Theatre, Sun 12, 3pm; 'Songs and Wisdoms' with Josette Simon, Denis Quilley, Samantha Bond and Micheal Maloney at the Barbican Theatre, Sun 12, 7.30pm; and 'Revelations' with Fiona Shaw at St Giles' Church, Mon 13, 3pm. For more information on all these events call 0171 638 8891.

2 Alain de Botton reads How Proust Can Change Your Life, Nicola Barker (above) reads Wide Open and Giles Foden reads The Last King of Scotland (his novel about Idi Amin) at Waterstone's, 10-12 Islington Green, Tue 14, 7pm, free. 0171 704 2280.

2 Lynda La Plante reads and talks about her new crime novel Cold Heart at Books etc, 421 Oxford St, Thur 16, 6.30pm, free. 0171 379 6838.

EDINBURGH: Charles Frazier reads his first novel Cold Mountain at Waterstone's, 128 Princes St, Tue 14, 7pm, free. 0131 226 2666.

MANCHESTER: Nick Hornby reads his new novel About a Boy at The Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Wed 15, 6pm, pounds 5. 0161 832 1992.

2 Michael Connelly reads his latest thriller Blood Work at Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate, Thu 16, 7pm, pounds 3. 0161 832 1992.

CANTERBURY: new novels - Barbara Trapido talks about The Travelling Hornplayer and Julie Myerson discusses Me and the Fat Man at Waterstone's, 20-21 St Margaret St, Wed 15, 7pm, pounds 2. 01227 456 343.

GLASTONBURY: Robert Temple reads from The Sirius Mystery at Gothic Image, 7 High St, Tue 14, 7.30pm, free. 01458 831 453.