TICKETS are proving popular for the upcoming Bridport Literary Festival which has seen more events sell out this week.

The celebration of books will enter its 18th year in the town when it takes place from November 6-12 this year.

But despite its popularity there are still an array of events that are available for purchase.

Those talks include: In The Car: The rise and fall of the machine that made the modern world from Bryan Appleyard CBE on Friday, November 11 at 4.30pm.

A former Foreign Secretary, Lord Owen, has written new chapters for his book, Riddle, Mystery and Enigma: Two Hundred Years of British-Russian Relations, to bring the reader bang up to date with the war in the Ukraine. He’ll be in conversation with military historian and retired career solider John Dean on Saturday, November 12 at 4pm.

After broadcaster Justin Webb had to pull out of the festival there will be a new event on Sunday, November 6 with Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the NatWest group talking about his new book. In a fascinating and often gossipy insider account, based on in-depth interviews with the chancellors and key senior officials, Sir Howard shows how the past 25 years have been a roller coast ride for the Treasury.

He will be at Bridport Electric Palace at 2.30pm.

Former sports editor of the Sunday Times Nick Pitt will be talking on Thursday, November 10 at 5pm.

Local author Nikki May has written a darkly comic and subversive take on love, race and family, Wahala. She’ll be in conversation with writer Olivia Glazebrook on Monday, November 7 at 6.30 pm.

According to top thriller writer Lee Child, 'Greg Mosse writes like John Le Carre’s hip grandson.’ Mr Mosse be in conversation with Jason Goodwin at The Bull Ballroom on Monday, November 7 at 2pm.

Tickets are available online at or at the Bridport Tourist Information Centre, in Bucky Doo Square.