Wild and Homeless Books
12 South Street
Bridport DT6 3NQ
01308 421970
Open: Mon-Sat 10-5


Andrew Rutherford

When Andrew Rutherford retired as Professor of Law and Criminal Policy at the University of Southampton, he moved to Bridport. Smart man. And not being a retiring sort, he went into second-hand books, first with a market stall and now in his suitably cosy and cluttered premises in South Street. Fiction, travel, music and topography are all well represented. But why Wild and Homeless? Because Virginia Woolf, in her 1930 essay, Street haunting: A London Adventure, wrote that “second-hand books are wild books, homeless books.”
Andrew, who seems restless if not wild and homeless, has also become a playwright. Blind Spot, an examination of the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly, the scientist and weapons inspector, was performed at the Arts Theatre in June 2014. A second play, Counting the Birches, to be performed on behalf of and at the Bridport Arts Centre, is due in March.