Much Anticipated Title – Hope Bourne’s Exmoor Village
The title that all Hope Bourne fans have been waiting for is finally here;
Having so carefully set down the history and living rhythms of the village, Hope’s manuscript was carefully filed away and lost to view for nearly half a century.Then in 2014 Dr Helen Blackman, archivist to the Exmoor Society, rediscovered the text at the Society’s headquarters, in a nondescript box labelled simply “Village Surveys”. It quickly became apparent that Hope Bourne’s love song to her home village was a significant work that fully deserved to see the light of day. Dr Blackman has subsequently prepared the manuscript for publication and chosen a selection of Hope’s hitherto unseen evocative line drawings to complement the luminous text. Hope Bourne’s Exmoor Village will be a “must have” for Hope Bourne’s many admirers, and for all lovers of Exmoor, its people and places.