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2 Central London: Jewish Book Week opens today, Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, WC1. Daily Book Fair, 12 noon to 10.30pm, free, with over 10,000 titles from publishers around the world. Novelist Alan Isler on "Writing Out the Holocaust"; Wed 8, 6.15pm, £3/£2. "My Long Life as a Jewish Author": Joseph Heller talks to Gerald Kaufman; Thur 9, 8pm, £5/£3. Info on events and talks all week: 071 722 7925.

2 Central London: "Pennies From Heaven?" a talk on women and money in the work of Finnish women writers; The Finnish Institute, 35-36 Eagle St, WC1; Tue 7, £3/£1.50. 071 404 3309.

Hanif Kureishi signs copies of his new novel, The Black Album, at Hatchards, Piccadilly; Wed 8, 12.30pm. 071 439 9921.

Gillian Beer talks about women writers and WW2 at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; Sat 11, 12 noon, £3.50/£2. 071 928 8800.

2 Manchester: Deborah Lipstadt discusses her book Denying The Holocaust at Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate; Wed 8, 7pm, £2. 061 832 1992.

2 Swansea: Dylan Thomas biogra-pher John Ackerman gives an illustrated talk on "Welsh Dylan" at Ty Lln, Somerset Place; Thur 9, 7.30pm, £2/£1.50.

2 Winchester: Forest Forge Theatre's stage version of Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Tower Arts Centre, Romsey Road; Fri 10, 7.30pm, £5.50/ £4.50. 0962 867986.

2 Newcastle-under-Lyme: Anglo-Saxon scholar and avant-garde poet Bill Griffiths joins forces with performance poet Aaron Williamson in a poetry workshop at Barracks Studios, 19 Barracks Square; Sat 11, 2.30pm £5/£3.