Byline: ANDREW LEACH
David Gilbert has a dilemma. Britain's top bookseller will be at the Man Booker Prize literary awards ceremony this month. But the event almost clashes with a talk he wants to hear earlier the same evening by eccentric rock star Julian Cope, a leading expert on megalithic history.
'The Man Booker is a black-tie affair and Julian's audience is likely to be hippies, so I was worried I might look out of place in a dinner jacket,' says the 50-yearold megalithic history enthusiast.
'Then I thought they would just view me as an eccentric, too, and I would fit right in.' He has certainly fitted in at Waterstone's, the book-retailing arm of HMV Group, which is best known for its record shops. …