Eve Branson, mother of Richard, Lindy, and Vanessa, and wife of the late Major Edward “Ted” Branson, is a born adventurer. As a child, Eve showed signs of the entrepreneurial drive - something which had been passed down through the family, coupled with a longing for freedom and excitement. Eve’s lifelong pastime is writing and in addition to her memoir, Mum’s The Word, (based on her personal diaries), she has written articles, essays, novels, plays, scripts, and children’s stories. Eve has also published travel articles and historical accounts and a children’s book dedicated to her 11 grandchildren, entitled Sarky Puddleboat (AuthorHouse 2010).
In 2005, Eve founded the Eve Branson Foundation, an organisation that provides income-producing projects for girls in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. In 2008, at 84 years old, Eve 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.