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  • ***CANCELLED***

    Amanda Craig is unable to be with us and event 7 has been cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

    Please consider supporting the festival as tickets can be transferred to Alastair Campbell, Jonathan Coe, Dan Pearson, Robert Mccrum, Lachlan Goudie, Andrew Ziminski or  Barney White-Spunner. Ring Bridport  TIC 01308 424901

    Amanda Craig’s new novel The Golden Rule has been described as “Strangers on a Train meets #MeToo.,” and acclaimed as the novel of the year as well as the best thriller to be set in Cornwall since Rebecca. In a country divided by poverty, class and Brexit, two women make a pact to murder their husbands. Fans in Westminster include Nicola Sturgeon who praised the “gripping story coupled with excellent ‘state of nation’ insight.” The author is a skilful story-teller who vividly dramatises our lives with wit, wisdom and compassion.

    In conversation with Celia Brayfield

    When: Friday 6th November 2020 @ 11.00am
    Where: Electric Palace
  • For over 30 years, stonemason Andrew Ziminski has worked on many of the greatest monuments and buildings in Britain, from Neolithic monoliths to the engine houses, mills and aqueducts of the Industrial revolution. The Stonemason is a journey with a master craftsman whose expertise connects him to the past and the generations of craftsmen before him. Ziminski takes us across Britain by river, road and sea, piecing our island history together, stone by stone and from the inside out.

    When: Friday 6th November 2020 @ 2.30pm
    Where: Bridport Arts Centre
  • The latest dazzling new novel from prize-winning, best selling author, Jonathan Coe, is set first in Greece in the heady summer of 1977 and then in Germany. Based on the final productive years of the famed Hollywood director, Billy Wilder, this is a story of how to recapture youth and how to manage an exploration of a dark family history.  A naïve young woman, Calista, joins the film mogul on his journey into an unfamiliar way of life. This is undoubtedly one of Coe’s most intriguing novels – a mixture of nostalgia and humour bound together against a brilliant backdrop of the highs and lows of the film industry and with just a hint at Me Too.

    In conversation with Susannah Simons

    When: Friday 6th November 2020 @ 4.30pm
    Where: Electric Palace