Sunday 12 October 1997
CHESTER: Festival continues. Today: a walking tour of literary Chester, taking in Dickens and Defoe; begins at the Tourist Info Centre, Town Hall Sq, 2pm (pounds 3). Norman Davies talks about his epic book, The History of Europe, in the Cathedral Refectory; Mon 13, 7.30pm, pounds 5/pounds 4. Box office: 01244 341200
DAVENTRY: poet Matthew Sweeney reads at the Library, North St; Tue 14, 8pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 01327 703130
MANCHESTER: poet Murray Lachlan Young performs at Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate; Tue 14, 7pm, pounds 3. 0161 832 1992
OXFORD: Roy Hattersley talks about his book Fifty Years On at the Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont St; Wed 15, 5.45pm, pounds 3.50. 01865 798600
LONDON: novelists Courttia Newland (black London streetlife) and Eamonn Sweeney (Irish "filthy realism") read at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; Thur 16, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 960 4242
TEESSIDE: Writearound festival: Labi Siffre sings and reads his poems at the Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge Rd, Acklam; Fri 17, 8pm, pounds 4/pounds 2. 01642 262424
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