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2 Central London: Last day of the Art History Book Fair, with videos, slide-shows, displays, art books and magazines: V&A, South Kensington, SW7; Sun 9, 10am-3.30pm, free. 071 226 7211.

Denis Healey and Dirk Bogarde are among the readers from new poetry anthology, The Voice of War, launched at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd, SE1; Tue 11, 6.30pm, £4.10 (includes glass of wine). 071 416 5311.

Simon Callow talks about his new biography of Orson Welles in the Lyttelton, Royal National Theatre, South Bank, SE1; Tue 11, 6pm, £3.50/£2.50. 071 928 2252.

Antiquarian Book Fair, today 2-7pm, Mon 10 10.30am to 7pm; Hotel Russell, Russell Square, WC1; free.

2 South London: An evening of traditional tales with Nigerian drummer and storyteller Sola Akingbola and Armenian storyteller Vergine Gulbenkian; BAC, Lavender Hill, SW11; Sun 9, 8pm, £4.50/£3.50.

2 Swansea: Eminent Canadian novelist Robertson Davies lectures at Taliesin Arts Centre, University of Wales; Sun 9, 2.30pm, £3/£2. 0792 296883.

2 Nottingham: Michael Palin reads from and signs his novel, Hemingway's Chair, at Waterstone's, 1 Brindlesmith Gate; Mon 10; 6.30pm. 0115 948 4499.

2 Bath: Alan Hollingshurst reads from and signs The Folding Star, now out in paperback, at Waterstone's, 4-5 Milsom St; Tue 11, 7pm. 0225 448 515.

2 Suffolk: poets Ann and Peter Sansom tour Suffolk libraries to read and discuss poetry with Michael Laskey of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival; Tue 11 at Bungay Library, 0986 892748; Wed 12 at Haverhill, 0440 702638; Thur 13 at Woodbridge, 0394 384457; all dates 7.30pm, £2.50.

2 Bristol: Nick Hornby and his dbut novel, High Fidelity, at Waterstone's, 11A Union Gallery, Broadmead; Tue 11, 6.30pm, £1/50p. 0117 925 2274.

2 Huddersfield: A party for local poet Milner Place, with poets Dianne Darby, Steve Littlejohn and Stuart Rushworth, and music; Abraham's, Westgate; Wed 12, 7.45, £4/£2.50. 0484 452070. Part of the Huddersfield Poetry Festival.

2 Manchester: Wine and chat with Wilbur Smith at Waterstone's, Deans- gate, for his 25th novel, The Seventh Scroll; Wed 12, 6pm. 061 832 1992.

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