Hope Bourne

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Hope Bourne
Photo of Hope Bourne.jpg
Born1920
Devon, United Kingdom
Died22 August 2010(2010-08-22) (aged 89–90)
Withypool, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Known forPainting, Writing
Notable work
Living on Exmoor

Hope Bourne (Hartland, Devon, 1920[1] – 22 August 2010[2]) was a self-sufficient painter and writer[3] who lived alone in primitive cottages[4] and a caravan on Exmoor,[5] surviving by growing her own vegetables, fishing, and hunting for rabbits.[6]

Known as the Lady of Exmoor,[7] she wrote five books on Exmoor and one novel set in North Devon, was the subject of three TV documentaries[4] and contributed a weekly column to The West Somerset Free Press.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HOPE BOURNE". Somerset County Council website. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Hope Bourne". The Daily Telegraph. London. 27 August 2010.
  3. ^ "ABOUT BRITAIN: HOPE BOURNE - ALONE ON EXMOOR". TV Documentary. HTV. 1978. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  4. ^ a b "HOPE BOURNE AND EXMOOR". Exmoor National Park Authority. Exmoor National Park. Archived from the original on 10 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  5. ^ "HOPE BOURNE-WOMAN OF EXMOOR". TV Documentary. BBC. 1981. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  6. ^ "HOPE BOURNE ON EXMOOR". TV Documentary. HTV. 1997. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  7. ^ Wilson, John (10 September 2010). "Last Word". BBC Radio 4. BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Hope Bourne". Telegraph. London. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Exmoor champion dies". This Is The West Country. Newsquest. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.