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LONDON: antiquarian bookfair at the Hotel Russell, Russell Sq, WC1; Sun 2pm-7pm, Mon 11am-7pm, free. 01763 249212

Poet Jane Duran reads from her latest collection Breathe Now Breathe at the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton St, WC2; Mon 9, 6.30pm, free. 0171 240 4810

Poet Fleur Adcock reads and discusses her work at the Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Pl, SW1; Tue 10, 7pm, pounds 3. 0171 408 0214

Novelist and poet John Berger reads from and signs copies of Pages of the Wound, his new book of poems, drawings and photos: Lyttelton, National Theatre, SE1; Thur 12, 6pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2.50. 0171 928 2252

Prof John Durant of Imperial College gives a talk updating Aldous Huxley's essay on nature Wordsworth in the Tropics; Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; Wed 11, 7.30pm, 0171 960 4242

Lynne Truss signs copies of her novel Tennyson's Gift in the National Portrait Gallery bookshop, St Martin's Pl, WC2; Fri 13, 1pm. 0171 306 0055

Jon Snow, Matthew and Victoria Glendinning, Sophie Parkin and Adam Mars- Jones talk about their contributions to the book Sons and Mothers, in the Lyttelton, NT, SE1; Fri 13, 6pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2.50. 0171 928 2252

BRIGHTON: storyteller and musician Robin Williamson performs at "do tongues", Arts Club, 7 Ship St; Wed 11, 8pm, pounds 5/pounds 3.50. 01273 727371

CANTERBURY: travel writer and humourist Bill Bryson reads from his latest paperback Notes from a Small Island at Waterstone's, 20-21 St Margarets St; Thur 12, 7pm, pounds 2. 01227 786077

LANCASTER: crime writer, publisher and poet John Harvey leads a writing workshop at the LitFest office, 67 Church St; Sat 14, 2-4pm, pounds 9/pounds 6. In the evening he reads his own poetry and prose at Folly Pictures Gallery, Castle Hill, 8pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2. 01524 62166

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