Books: Pick Of The Week - Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette Fri Bridewell Theatre, London EC4
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"Off the Page" - the literary events umbrella for the City of London Festival - includes the irrepressible writer Kathy Lette. Best known for her fourth novel, Mad Cows, an irreverent look at the earth- mother approach to child-rearing, she will be reading this Friday from Altar Ego, her fifth, a sexual comedy about a bride who gives in to pre- marital nerves and does a runner. See her before Hollywood lures her from our shores. The film rights for Altar Ego have recently been sold to Scott Rundin (director of The First Wives Club), while the movie Mad Cows, starring Anna Friel and Joanna Lumley, is already in the can and will be released this autumn.

Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London EC4 (0171-638 8891) Fri, 6.15pm, pounds 5

`Altar Ego' by Kathy Lette is published by Picador, pounds 5.99

City of London Festival, various venues (0171-377 0540) Tue to 15 Jul

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