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A Week in Literary History

July 24th, 2002

In 1867, English novelist E.F. (Edward Frederic) Benson (Queen Lucia, 1920) is born at Wellington College, Berkshire.

E.F. Benson, b. July 24, 1867, d. 1940

benson1.jpgEdward Frederic Benson began his writing career early, publishing his first novel when he was still in school, and went on to an extremely prolific career that produced more than sixty novels and nine collections of short stories. He was (and is) known for his ghost stories, but his lasting legacy is the Make Way for Lucia series, consisting of six books chronicling the adventures of Elizabeth Mapp and Emmeline “Lucia” Lucas, known as Mapp and Lucia, in the fictional town of Tilling, modeled on Benson’s home of Rye, in East Sussex. These hilarious books are simply imperishable.

Suggested Reading Novels Queen Lucia, 1920. Miss Mapp, 1922. Lucia in London, 1927. Mapp and Lucia, 1931. Lucia’s Progress, 1935. Trouble for Lucia, 1939.

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