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Authors in Playden, East Sussex

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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


Ford Madox Ford

Winchelsea, 4.4 miles from Playden

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


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


Montgomery Hyde

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

Distant cousin of Henry James. ... more


Malcolm Saville

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


Radclyffe Hall

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


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


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

Joseph Conrad

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


Russell Thorndike

Rye, 0.9 miles from Playden

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


Event

What's On in Playden?

  • Photographic Exhibition

    Saturday 23rd September for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    A special two-day exhibition of photographic prints produced by members of this award winning local club. The images on display ... more

  • Winchelsea Cellars Tour

    Saturday 23rd September
    Location: Winchelsea

    There will be seven similar tours over the two weeks of the Festival. The tours are led by expert local ... more

  • The Mad Maid of Kent

    Saturday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    CARAVAN SHORTS Back by popular demand with two new plays. Let your emotions go on a rollercoaster ride for a ... more

  • Dust to Dust - Caravan Shorts

    Saturday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    CARAVAN SHORTS Back by popular demand with two new plays. Let your emotions go on a rollercoaster ride for a ... more

  • Talk on the Wyld Side

    Saturday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    Evie Wyld is the author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice and her second novel All the Birds, ... more

  • La Boheme

    Saturday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    After 2016’s “simply unforgettable” production of The Turn of the Screw and the “magical and joyous” Don Pasquale, the “super-talented” ... more

  • Stick in the Wheel

    Saturday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    This multi-award winning young 5-piece folk band from London is very proud of the fact that they “sing in their ... more

  • Winchelsea Cellars Tour

    Sunday 24th September
    Location: Winchelsea

    There will be seven similar tours over the two weeks of the Festival. The tours are led by expert local ... more

  • Rye Dance Students

    Sunday 24th September
    Location: Rye

    The talented young pupils of Rye Dance Centre will once again give an unmissable show that will captivate and enthrall! ... more

  • Swimming Lessons

    Sunday 24th September
    Location: Rye

    Swimming Lessons and how it got written. Claire Fuller is the author of Swimming Lessons and the award winning Our ... more

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