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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

Malcolm Saville

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


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


Radclyffe Hall

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


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


Montgomery Hyde

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Distant cousin of Henry James. ... more


Russell Thorndike

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


Joseph Conrad

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


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


Ford Madox Ford

Winchelsea, 4.4 miles from Playden

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


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


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What's On in Playden?

  • Our Fabulous Feathered Friends

    Tuesday 29th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Come along to see the thousands of nesting birds squabbling and feeding their cute fluffy chicks, and enjoy some birdy ... more

  • Saving Bumblebees

    Tuesday 29th May
    Location: Rye

    Rother Environmental Group - Saving Bumblebees, a talk by Professor Dave Goulson. ... more

  • Beckley Village Fete

    Wednesday 30th May @ noon
    Location: Beckley

    Beckley Village Fete - Jubilee Field and Village Centre. ... more

  • Wild Woodland Holiday Club

    Thursday 31st May @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Foresty fun lighting a campfire, building dens, playing games and learning woodcrafts. Suitable for children aged 6-11. Parents do not ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 31st May @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Special guest Karl Charity joins the regulars of Roger Lewin (piano), Dave Silk (bass), and Jacci Norris (vocals), for the ... more

  • Jazz Supper at the Mermaid

    Thursday 31st May @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Special guest Karl Charity joins the regulars of Roger Lewin (piano), Dave Silk (bass), and Jacci Norris (vocals), for the ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 1st June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Wild Beach

    Friday 1st June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Explore the shore with beach art, strandline safaris, kite-making and other fun stuff! Suitable for accompanied children aged 5-12. Meet ... more

  • Wildlife Watch - Rye Harbour

    Saturday 2nd June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Our monthly club for children aged 5-11 offering a chance to find out more about the natural world and the ... more

  • Winchelsea Cellar Tours

    Saturday 2nd June
    Location: Winchelsea

    Each year a team of volunteers run guided tours of the town’s medieval cellars. All proceeds received (£6 per person) ... more

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