C ... Caribbean Seas at Cheriton Fitzpaine On the Raddon Hills near Cheriton Fitzpaine Looking back northward toward Cheriton Fitzpaine from the Raddon ridge Photo Julie Sampson (From The Blue Hour: A Portrait of Jean Rhys, by Lilian Pizzichini) A to Z of Devon places and Devon women writers - B During the very early 1960's for almost a couple of years two of the twentieth century's now most famous women writers lived within twenty miles of one another, in mid Devon. One was Sylvia Plath, who moved to North Tawton, in 1961 and left there late 1962; the other Jean Rhys, who moved to Cheriton Fitzpaine in 1960 and stayed there until her death in 1969. Plath and Rhys are probably the two foremost C20 writers whose Devon home base must appear on this A to Z of Devon women writers places. Both authors have drawn countless followers and admirers to seek out their Devon homes and in Rhys' case, grave, in Cheriton's churchyard. One of these
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Cottage at Cheldon
The cottage holiday-home of author Elizabeth Stucley in the 1960s. See Her-Story at Hartland.
Cheriton Fitzpaine Church
At Cheriton Fitzpaine church where Jean Rhys is buried. Gravestone on left of porch. See Caribbean Seas at Cheriton Fitzpaine.