Today’s the day that tickets go on general sale for Bridport Literary Festival events.

And, as always, festival director Tanya Bruce-Lockhart and the team have created an eclectic programme to suit all tastes.

Nature, travel, politics, journalism, art, music, thrillers, history, cookery, gardening, memoir, contemporary fiction and biography are all part of the audience-winning mix for this year’s festival, which takes place from 7 to 13 November.

Speakers include Jonathan Coe, Lisa Jewell, Colin Thubron, Peter Hain, Polly Toynbee, Christina Lamb, Dr Hilary Jones, Max Porter, Alan Johnson, Emma Soames and Marina Wheeler.

Some really good events to get your teeth into during the cold days of November.

For full details of the programme, visit – tickets are available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901.

Don’t leave it too late, though. Tickets always sell very quicky, especially for high-profile speakers.

Meanwhile, don’t forget there are three events lined up for a special day of literary talks at Bridport Arts Centre on 20 September.

Lachlan Goudie tells The Story of Scottish Art at 11am, Tom Fort will be talking at 2.30pm about his book, Casting Shadows, the history of freshwater fishing in Britain, and, at 4.30pm, Andrew Ziminski on The Stonemason: a History of Building Britain.

Tickets for each of these talks are £12 or £30 for all three and can be obtained at Bridport TIC.