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Monday, May 15, 2017

Purbeck is the spiritual home for the Famous Five, an area beloved by their creator Enid Blyton who regularly holidayed here for over 20 years, as Visit Dorset reveals

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday 22 March from 4.30pm to 6pm - To celebrate the publication of Mischief, her new collection of short stores. Fay will be talking about her career, reading from Mischief, and signing copies of the new book.

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As the son of Jocasta Innes, Jason Goodwin had a peripatetic childhood. Now an award-winning author living in Dorset, he has assumed his mother’s nonconformist mantle

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bridport’s From Page To Screen is the only festival which celebrates the adaptation of books to film. This year’s curator, filmmaker Jon Ronson, and its speaker, novelist Nick Hornby, recall their own experiences

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They share a studio, the same profession and they’re married so it’s all the more awe-inspiring that Tim Warnes and Jane Chapman’s writing and illustrations have won them both awards and international recognition. With the magic of childhood at the heart of their books, Christmas is a particularly busy time of year

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As famous for his musical talent as his love affairs with high society beauties, cabaret star Leslie Hutchinson was the inspiration for Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross. Now his daughter wants the series’ creator Julian Fellowes to immortalise her father in film

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Kate Adie’s new book explores for the first time in detail the vital role women played during World War One. Here, the nimble-fingered net-making women of Bridport are called upon to provide everything from hay nets for horses on the front line to anti-submarine nets to stop German U-boats invading our shores.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

From humble beginnings, the Bridport Prize has become a highly-respected literary accolade which helped launch the career of numerous best-selling authors and a Poet Laureate. Now in its fortieth year, it continues to attract new talent around the world.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

World Book Night is a global celebration but if you want to immerse yourself in local literature, there are plenty of local authors writing in - and about- Dorset as Annette Shaw discovers

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