Event 18. Horatio Morpurgo at the Bridport Literary Festival Wednesday 8th November at 4:30pm
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Bridport Literary Festival 2017
The Paradoxal Compass: Drakes Dilemma
Horatio Morpurgo in conversation with Andrew Rutherford
Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Venue: Ballroom, The Bull Hotel, East Street, Bridport DT6 3LF
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Horatio Morpurgo successfully campaigned for the first Marine Protected Area of significant size in Lyme Bay in 2008. The West Country and its coastline was first home to many of the Tudor explorers including Sir Francis Drake. Morpurgo’s new book The Paradoxal Compass is both historical narrative and environmental manifesto for saving our oceans from relentless destruction. Over four centuries ago, whales were hunted and killed for thir oil. Today, oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean is destroying the sea beds. In his thrilling and alarming approach to history, Morpurgo argues that ther Age of Discovery has profound relevance now as we stand at the edge of marine destruction.