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Authors in Winchelsea

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Montgomery Hyde

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

Distant cousin of Henry James.

Arthur Christopher Benson

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

Wrote a number of novels, plays and poems, perhaps the most famous being the words to ‘Land of Hope and Glory’

John Christopher

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

“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.

Monica Edwards

Rye Harbour 2.5 miles from Winchelsea

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 with the fishermen, who are … more

Edward Frederick Benson

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

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 in Cornwall during the construction … more

Rumer Godden

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

Wrote ‘This House of Brede’ and ‘A Kindle of Kittens’ both of which were set in the region

Henry James

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

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

John Ryan

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

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.

Conrad Aiken

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

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

Radclyffe Hall

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

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

Russell Thorndike

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

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

Joseph Conrad

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

Lived near Rye on Romney Marsh and wrote many novels including ‘Lord Jim’.

Malcolm Saville

Rye 2.1 miles from Winchelsea

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

Ford Madox Ford

In Winchelsea

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

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Lester Magoogan

Lester’s World of fabulous black and white art depicting his view of the world around him. By the way, Lester … more

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