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MANCHESTER: Events are winding down over the festive season, but you can catch journalist and humorist P J O'Rourke reading from his new work Eat The Rich, the result of a two-year round-the-world trip to get to the bottom of a subject close to the heart of capitalist and socialist alike - money, at Waterstones Economics Desk, 91 Deansgate. Tue 8, 7pm, free. 0161 837 3000.

LONDON: Australian columnist Adele Lang reads from her new book What Katya Did Next, (Tues 8) and stand-up comic turned crime writer Martin Waits reads from his third, nearly completed, novel Candleland (Wed 8) at Filthy MacNasty's Bar & Whisky Cafe, 68 Amwell St. Both 8.30pm, free. Details 0171 609 2543.