Living on Exmoor

Living on Exmoor

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From her remote Exmoor home Hope Bourne saw the Moor at all seasons for nearly sixty years until her death in 2010.

She knew this unique and lovely place in all its moods. Here, then, in this commemorative edition of her classic book is a detailed record of life on the Moor in the days when time ran more slowly. With a true countryman’s eye, Miss Bourne chronicles the cycle of the year, month by month. She tells of the laying of hedges and the poking of hay, of the cutting of peat and the shearing of sheep, of the deer and the hounds and the ponies and the dwellers on the Moor.

Described as the most significant book to appear about Exmoor since Fortescue’s Story of a Red Deer, Living on Exmoor is an acute reminder of the fragility of rural life and the environment and a fascinating portrait of the Exmoor landscape and the way of life of its people.