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Tuesday 5th November

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  • Many have remarked on the poetic names of our butterflies and moths.  Their beauty fires our imagination. Some are named after human occupations – emperors, footmen, rustics – and still more named after animals – tigers, hawks, goats. There are species named after jewels, musical instrument, fabrics,  heraldry.  Some names are baffling. Scientific names too contain many allusions. Peter Marren has writen widely on the natural world and this beautifully illustrated book is put together with insight and wit.

    When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 10.00 am
    Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 East St, Bridport, DT6 3LF
  • Best known for The Railway Children and Five Children and It, Edith Nesbitt is considered the first modern children’s author and the inventor of the children’s adventure story.  Her life was much more complicated than her books would imply.  A staunch socialist and founding member of the Fabian Society, Edith incorporated her avant-garde ideas into her writing.  She  was a feminist, and  a close friend of HG Wells and her love life was somewhat complicated – George Bernard Shaw being one of her many lovers.

    When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 11.30 am
    Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 East St, Bridport, DT6 3LF
    Sponsor: Rosa Bartlett
  • There are many ways of studying the tumultuous twentieth century – but one of the most revealing must be through the key books of the time. Christopher Tugendhat shows how literature both shaped and reflected public concerns over the decades – from Lord of the Flies to A Room of One’s Own to Heart of Darkness. After a long and distinguished career in government, business and public service, Lord Tugendhat has included in his fasinating book many of the writers who have influenced him including, CP Snow, Noel Coward, Ernest Gombrich.

    When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 2.30 pm
    Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 East St, Bridport, DT6 3LF
    Sponsor: Buffy Sacher
  • Max Porter’s first novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize and was shortlisted for many others. It has been translated in to 27 languages. His new best selling novel: Lanny focuses on a village outside London and no different from many others. Yet it belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present. Porter’s story is exhilarating, disquieting and deeply affecting. The plot bowls along in a compulsive way – in search of the boy, Lanny and Porter’s genius with words leaves you breathless.

    When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 4.00 pm
    Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 East St, Bridport, DT6 3LF
    Sponsor: Carol Hammick
  • Legendary cricket broadcaster and national treasure, Henry Blofeld takes the audience on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket.  There are many reasons to love ‘Blowers’, not least that he is the voice synonymous with BBC Radio 4 and 5’s Test Match Specials. In his trademark charming style he explains some of the puzzling cricket terminology and tells his favourite anecdotes from half a century’s association with the sport. His stories are not only entertaining but reflect changes in the cricket, while identifies his cricketing heroes. There is a glossary for those who want to make sure of the difference between googlys and bouncers! 

    When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 5.30 pm
    Where: Electric Palace, 35 South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY
    Sponsor: Trish Reed | Ian and Mary Scott
  • Jason inherited his love of adventure and an exploratory addiction to food and how to grow, harvest and enjoy it from his late mother, the writer Jocasta Innes. She was a polymath of ideas for homemaking and how to live life to the full. Her book: Paint Magic is a classic for anyone wishing to decorate their home and a copy of The Pauper’s Cookbook is a Bible for everyone who enjoys food without the extravagance. Jason talks about his Mother’s influence on his life and has recently republished one of her cookery books: The Country Kitchen. His talk will be followed by a delicious feast based on his Mother’s recipes. With 2 course lunch. Please telephone Sladers Yard (01308 459511) for reservations.
    When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 7.00 pm
    Where: Sladers Yard, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL
    Extra: With Lunch +£28 
    Sponsor: Harold Carter | Tess Silkstone