Mapp & Lucia in Rye

Mapp & Lucia in Rye

E F Benson, author of the Mapp & Lucia books, lived in Lamb House in Rye after the death of Henry James in 1916. Benson’s fictional town of Tilling in his Mapp & Lucia novels, is based on Rye.

In 2014 The BBC came to Rye and filmed Mapp and Lucia. If you are a fan of Tilling and you’d like to see for yourself the homes and haunts of Miss Elizabeth Mapp, and all the other characters you can take a tour and find out more on The Mapp & Lucia website.

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Martin Bradshaw

Martin Bradshaw

Martin Bradshaw created many of the paintings for this website. He is the co-creator of A Pocketful of Rye travel guides which we have now made into this blog.

Martin will be well known to many in Rye, as he was once actively engaged in its cultural life as coordinator of visual arts for the Rye Arts Festival, and subsequently designed the festival brochure for several years.

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