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november 2018

09nov10:00 amBridport Literary FestivalFriday 9th November Events

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Event 28. Around the World in 80 Trees – Jonathan Drori 

an illustrated talk

Trees are one of humanity’s most constant and varied companions. From India’s sacred banyan to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – as well as raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. In Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable to the downright ridiculous. Drori takes us on a stunning journey through the arboretum of true tree tales.

Time: 10.00am

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Venue: The Bull Hotel Ballroom

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Event 29. The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books – Edward Wilson-Lee

an illustrated talk

Edward Wilson-Lee’s tells the story of Christopher Columbus’ bastard son, Hernando, who sought to surpass his father’s achievements by creating a universal library. Harnessing the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, Hernando saw how the scale of information would change the landscape of thought. Creating a dictionary and geographical encyclopaedia of Spain, he helped to make the first modern maps of the world and accumulated a huge collection of printed music of the age and amassed the greatest private library of 15,000 books.

Time: 11.30am

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Venue: The Bull Hotel Ballroom

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Event 30. Crime Time – Mick Herron 

in conversation with Daphne Wright

Multi award-winning novelist, Mick Herron has been described by Val McDermid as ‘the John le Carre of our generation’ and is the creator Jack Lamb – the most fascinating and irresistible thriller series hero to emerge since Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Herron’s comic brilliance should not overshadow his plotting skills and London Rules is the fifth in his Jack Lamb series – a chilling and sometimes hilarious, ‘spook’ tale. In conversation with Daphne Wright, a fellow crime novelist, writing under the pseudonym of Natasha Cooper, Herron will unleash clues to his imagination.

Time: 2.30pm

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Venue: The Electric Palace

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Event 31. Take Nothing With You – Patrick Gale 

in conversation with Boris Starling

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. Born on the Isle of Wight, where his father was Prison Governor at Camp Hill, as his grandfather had been at nearby Parkhurst, the family moved to London where his father ran Wandsworth Prison. After a formal education at Winchester College and Oxford University, Patrick claims he has never had a grown-up job. While working on his first novels he eked out his slender income with odd jobs as a typist, a singing waiter, a ghost-writer and increasingly as a book reviewer. Drawing in part on his boyhood, Patrick’s new novel Take Nothing With You explores a collision between childish hero worship and extremely messy adult love lives, which envelops the protagonist hero, Eustace, to confront his own emotional volcano.

Time: 4.30pm

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Venue: The Electric Palace

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Event 32. The Making of Bridport 

an illustrated talk

Architectural historian Tim Connor has written several accounts of small areas of West Dorset and of churches and other local monuments. His new book: The Literary and Scientific Institute is an enthralling account of the triumphant restoration of one of Bridport’s most distinguished buildings that was, in its early years, The Mechanics Institute. Bridport has been described as ‘one of the best towns in Dorset, and for a continuously sustained urban feeling, perhaps the best of all’. Connor reveals that to a great extent this is due to what happened to the town in the mid nineteenth century, and also to what didn’t happen then. He examines developments in those years that saw the town achieve its present form and which indeed led to The Making of Bridport.

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Venue: The Literary and Scientific Institute

 

 

 

Time

(Friday) 10:00 am

Location

Bridport

Various Locations

Organizer

Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

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