The 14th Bridport Literary Festival is running from Sunday 4 November to Sunday 11 November in various venues around Bridport.
Tickets can be booked on the Festival website or by calling Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901
For full details about the festival and to buy tickets please visit the BRIDLIT WEBSITE
The events being hosted at the Electric Palace are listed below with links to details of each one.
Sunday 4 November: 11am
James Holland – Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of WWII
In the 100th Anniversary of the RAF, best selling historian and broadcaster, James Holland, brings to life the first ever narrative history of what happened with a enthralling illustrated talk to amaze and excite.
Sunday 4 November: 3pm
Michael Hill – The Building of England: Dorset
Michael Hill’s richly illustrated talk offers a fresh account of Dorset’s magnificent inheritance as well as all the architectural highs and lows over the last five decades.
Friday 9 November: 2.30pm
Mick Herron – London Rules and The Drop
Multi award-winning novelist, Mick Herron has been described by Val McDermid as ‘the John le Carre of our generation’ and is the creator of Jack Lamb – the most fascinating and irresistible thriller series hero to emerge since Lee Child’s Jack Reacher.
Friday 9 November: 4.30pm
Patrick Gale – Take Nothing With You
Patrick Gale is one of the country’s most popular and distinguished novelists and we are delighted to welcome him to this year’s Bridlit to talk about his new best-seller.
Saturday 10 November: 10am
Mark Cocker – Our Place
Mark Cocker is one of our greatest and most distinguished nature writers as well as being an environmental activist and conservationist.
Saturday 10 November: 12.00 noon
Penny Junor – All The Queen’s Corgis
Writer and broadcaster, Penny Junor, is the author of many best selling biographies of members of the British Royal Family. As a Royal insider, Penny’s conversation with Susannah will be revealing and surprising and very much more than about the Royal corgis.
Saturday 10 November: 2.30pm
Prue Leith – The World of Prue Leith
Prue Leith is a stellar polymath who has been at the top of the British food scene for nearly 60 years. Prue gives an unparalleled view into life and style.
Saturday 10 November: 4.30pm
Nick Hewer – My Alphabet: A Life From A to Z
Nick Hewer has undoubtedly joined the ranks of National Treasure and his memoir: My Alphabet is a brilliantly amusing and evocative journey through the A to Z of his life.
Saturday 10 November: 6.30pm
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston – Running Free
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world on 22 April 1969. Fifty years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his voyage through life and his second solo circumnavigation in 2007
Sunday 11 November: 3pm
Sir Antony Beevor – Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges
Award winning military historian Antony Beevor, with access to new sources, has reconstructed the terrible reality of what was to be known as ‘The Last German Victory’.