E F Benson

More appraisals of Rye

Here are four more quotes about Rye to add to those already in the section  Said about Rye. |Click the heading at right.)   These come from Frank Palmer and were included in the Speaker’s Day booklet for Saturday, September 21st 2013. In 1678 Samuel Jeake, Historian, Town Clerk, author of Charters of the Cinque Ports, … read more …

First posted in Said About Rye on 18th December 2013
Last updated: 19th October 2014
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Benson’s Sense of Humour

This recipe was contributed by E F Benson, Mayor of Rye to the book A Cargo of Recipes: Procure a small piece of glass (any broken window will serve) about 1 inch square. Pound this in a mortar till its consistency is of the finest dust, and thoroughly mix it with 6 or 8 times … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye, Notable People on 8th November 2010
Last updated: 7th December 2012
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Lamb House, Henry James and E F Benson

Lamb House, Henry James and E F Benson

Home of Henry James and E F. Benson The Lamb family were the greatest power in Rye for 250 years but their house is probably more famous as the home of the expatriate American writer Henry James and later, the writer E.F. Benson.  It is a modest brick-fronted Georgian house completed by James Lamb in … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye, Rye Buildings and Defences on 12th September 2010
Last updated: 14th February 2014
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From Writers Who Lived in or Near Rye

The quotations here have been culled from Iain Finlayson’s excellent book Writers in Romney Marsh (London: Severn House 1986). The book’s chapters include Henry James at Lamb House, E.F. Benson at Lamb House, Radclyffe Hall in Rye, Conrad Aiken at Jeake’s House, as well as Joseph Conrad in Kent and Ford Madox Hueffer in Kent … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye, Said About Rye on 7th July 2010
Last updated: 24th March 2013
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