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Authors in Playden, East Sussex

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Edward Frederick Benson

Edward Frederick Benson
Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Novelist, Biographer, and Benefactor of Rye Edward Frederick Benson was born July 24, 1867 at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father was Headmaster. He was the fifth of six children born to Mary Sidgwick Benson and Edward White Benson, later Chancellor and Canon of Lincoln Cathedral, Bishop of Truro ... more

Edward Frederick Benson

John Ryan

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Artist and illustrator John Ryan lived in Rye. He wrote the Captain Pugwash series of books. He also produced the animated cartoons of Captain Pugwash for the BBC which were broadcast from 1957 to 1966. ... more


Malcolm Saville

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Author of the Lone Pine adventure series, some of which are set in Rye. ... more


Monica Edwards

Rye Harbour, 2.1 miles from Playden

Monica Edwards was born Monica le Doux Newton and, as a child, her family moved to Rye Harbour, where her father, the Rev. Harry, became vicar and officiated at the funeral after the 1928 lifeboat disaster. The young Monica used to climb down the drainpipe at nights to spend time ... more


Ford Madox Ford

Winchelsea, 4.4 miles from Playden

Lived in nearby Winchelsea and wrote amongst other things 'The Good Soldier'. ... more


Russell Thorndike

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

The author of the Dr Syn smuggling adventures set in Romney Marsh. ... more


Henry James

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Lived in Lamb House, Rye and wrote Wings of a Dove, The Golden Bowl, and The Ambassadors amonst others during his stay. ... more


Rumer Godden

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Wrote 'This House of Brede' and 'A Kindle of Kittens' both of which were set in the region ... more


John Christopher

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

"John Christopher" is a pseudonym for Samuel Youd, a prolific author whose full bibliography runs to around 70 novels under seven different names. Currently lives in Rye. ... more


Arthur Christopher Benson

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Wrote a number of novels, plays and poems, perhaps the most famous being the words to 'Land of Hope and Glory' ... more


Montgomery Hyde

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Distant cousin of Henry James. ... more


Joseph Conrad

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Lived near Rye on Romney Marsh and wrote many novels including 'Lord Jim'. ... more


Radclyffe Hall

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Lived in Rye for a time and wrote'The Well of Loneliness'. ... more


Conrad Aiken

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

American poet, short story writer, critic and novelist. Lived in Rye between 1934-36, where he wrote 'London Letters' to the New Yorker newspaper. ... more


Event

What's On in Playden?

  • Jazz Supper

    Thursday 27th June
    Location: Rye

    Swing, bossa nova and easy-listening tunes from innovative bassist David Silk, multi-instrumentalist Phil Brown who plays not just saxophone but ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 28th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Jenny Bush 'An Eye for Detail'

    Wednesday 3rd July for 13 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Red Door is delighted to welcome Jenny Bush for her show entitled 'An Eye for Detail' where she interprets flora, ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 5th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Multi Market

    Friday 5th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Lots of stalls, knitted items, metalwork, cakes and bakes, crafts, homemade and lots more at Appledore Village Hall free parking ... more

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Thursday 11th July for 2 days
    Location: Rye

    Five years after Bowler Crab’s 2013 debut feature production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, they return to this classic, magical ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 12th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Quiz Night

    Saturday 13th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Quiz Night Doors open 6.45 pm for 7.30 prompt start At Winchelsea Beach Community Hall, Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach TN36 ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 19th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Antique and Book Fair

    Sunday 21st July @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Plenty of stalls selling antiques, collectables and Books too. Breakfast in a roll & Roast dinners available from 12-3pm at ... more

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