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E.F. Benson

Person  Male  Born 27/7/1867  Died 29/2/1940

Categories: Literature

Edward Frederic. Writer best know for the Mapp and Lucia series set in the village of Tilling, actually Rye, which Benson first visited to see Henry James who was staying there.
Born Wellington College, Berkshire, son of the headmaster. There were 4 siblings who survived childhood: A. C. (writer), Robert Hugh (RC priest), Margaret (one of the first women at Oxford University and amateur Egyptologist) and E. F. We've heard that the whole family, with the exception of the father, but including the mother were homosexual. Died and is buried at Rye.

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