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Mum’s The Word

By Eve Branson
with Holly Peppe


Eve Branson’s life reads like a fast-paced adventure novel.

A classically trained ballet dancer, she appeared in racy West End productions, disguised herself as a boy to take glider lessons, enlisted in the Women’s Royal Navy Service, and then embarked on a series of harrowing adventures as a “Star Girl” air hostess on the ill-fated British South American Airways. Though marrying the dashing ex-Cavalry officer, Edward “Ted” Branson, brought her down to earth to raise three children, Eve’s quest for adventure never faltered.

After running several businesses, traveling the world, and doing global charity work, Eve is preparing to launch the first commercial space travelers to the edge of space in a Virgin Galactic mother ship that bears her name.

In this lively, absorbing memoir – part diary, part adventure story, part family history – Eve Branson’s formidable energy propels the reader through an extraordinary life. Along the way, she divulges some of the unorthodox but effective trade secrets behind raising one of the world’s most colourful entrepreneurs.


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Product Details

Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouseUK (January 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477245812
ISBN-13: 978-1477245811
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches




Sarky Puddleboat

by Eve Branson
Illustrations by Wes Lowe


The five grandchildren often stayed with Granny in a house by the sea. One day they drove to the harbor to see the boats sail past, and Granny knew they were secretly wishing they had a boat of their own. Off to the London boat show they went and found two boat builders perched on a lovely wooden boat. Granny asked if they could build a boat for the grandchildren, and this is where the magical tale of Sarky Puddleboat began. There is something mysterious and magical about Sarky Puddleboat, however. Sometimes the portholes look like eyes, and the stern appears more like a tail than the back of a boat. The children are eager for adventure, but when they break Granny’s rule and leave the safety of the harbor, they find themselves in a much bigger adventure than they bargained for. Will Granny’s magic rescue the desperate sailors in time?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452097541
Publisher: Author Solutions
Publication date: 2/21/2011
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)


Meet the Author

Eve Branson has been writing since she was 6 years old. In addition to this memoir, which is based on her personal diaries, she has written articles, essays, novels, plays, scripts, and children’s stories. She has also published travel articles and historical accounts and a children’s book dedicated to her 11 grandchildren, Sarky Puddleboat (AuthorHouse 2010).

In 2005, Eve founded the Eve Branson Foundation that provides income-producing projects for girls in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. In 2008, at 84, she became the first mother in history with a private space travel namesake, the Virgin Mother Ship, VMS EVE, that will launch the first Virgin Galactic astronauts to the edge of space.

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