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7th November at Bridport Literary Festival – SOLD OUT

Literary Lunches | November 2017

Lunch at the Seaside Boarding House in Burton Bradstock, Bridport

Drinks reception from 12.30pm, lunch at 1.15pm

Harry Mount on  Summer Madness: How Brexit Split the Tories, Destroyed Labour and Divided the Country

Our editor’s first-hand account of how Brexit morphed into a mass murderer revealing the country’s premier back-stabbers and fixers.

Paula Bryne on The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things

Back for another Oldie luncheon; this time, Paula will talk about Jane Austen in this landmark biography, 200 years since her death. Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, revealing the real woman behind the books.

Anne de Courcy on Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

The first known ‘Dollar Princesses’ – young American heiresses – sailed to England at the end of the nineteenth century, intent on marrying into the British peerage. With them, they brought the wealth, glamour and sophistication of the gilded age.


Tickets for the lunch are £48. To reserve a place, call the Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424 901. Tickets will not be printed and available until late August.

For 20% off a stay at the Seaside Boarding House for the luncheon quote 'Oldie' when you make your reservation. Book your stay by calling 01308 897 205 or e-mailing:

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