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LONDON: travel/exploration bookfair at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore; Sun 21, 11am-5pm, adm 50p. 01763 249212

Cicely Herbert and Gerard Benson read from A Shropshire Lad in the King's Library, British Library, Great Russell St; Sun 21, 3pm, free. 0171 412 7222

Daniel Goldhagen talks about his book Hitler's Willing Executioners in NW3; Wed 24, 7.45pm, free. Tickets, venue details: 0181 458 3282 x359

Steven Berkoff reads from his autobiography in the Olivier, National Theatre, SE1; Thur 25, 6pm, pounds 3.50/ pounds 2.50. 0171 928 2252

BRIGHTON: "do tongues" stand-up poetry, filmed by Meridian TV for a documentary; The Lift, 11-12 Queens Rd; Wed 24, 8pm, 01273 730515

CANTERBURY: Ray Monk talks about his biography of Bertrand Russell at Waterstone's, 20-21 St Margarets St; Wed 24, 7pm, free. 01227 456343

EDINBURGH: An evening of new Scottish writing from Polygon publishers at James Thin Books, 53-59 South Bridge; Wed 24, 7pm, free. 0131 556 6743

MANCHESTER: Sebastian Faulks reads from his new book The Fatal Englishman at Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate; Wed 24, 7pm, pounds 3. 0161 832 1992

OXFORD: Ben Okri reads from Dangerous Love at the Playhouse, Beaumont St; Thur 25, 5pm, pounds 3. 01865 798600

SOUTHAMPTON: Gillian Tyndall talks about her book Celestine: Voices from a French Village at Central Library; Thur 25, 7.30pm, free. 01703 223855

NEWCASTLE: Chinese poet Yang Lian reads, Brian Holton translates, at Morden Tower, West Walls, Back Stowell St; Fri 26, 8pm. 0191 477 4430

LUDLOW: A E Housman died April 1936. Buffet at Feathers Hotel (pounds 11), procession to St Laurence's to lay flowers at his grave; Sat 27, 12.30pm (lunch) 2.15pm (procession). 01527 872422