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In her words.....
on 11 April 2009
This is Hepworth's life, but as she saw it, and as much (or little) as she wanted to tell us.
It's put together almost like a photo album with commentary, with snapshots of stages of her life, photos of people, places, her work and press cuttings. Difficult relationships and hard times are passed over quickly, although from other reports she was far from an easy person.
There are other, better and much glossier books on her artistic output, and plenty of biographical information that is more comprehensive, BUT
this is the one I pull out at least once a year, and re-read. It evokes the period, the overriding need to create, her studio and garden, in a way that other books don't seem to. Cuttings of her death are the final entries.
I bought my copy, my first book on Hepworth, the first time I visited Trewyn Studios, so perhaps I am biased in the atmosphere that this book conjoures up for me, but if you want a complete picture of her life, as she saw it, then you have to read this book as well.