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Welcome to the Garden Room
Model of the Garden Room that was located in a sharp curve at the top of West Street at a right angle to the entry of  Lamb House, Rye, East Sussex.  It was destroyed by a bomb in 1940.
       These Garden Room pages have been prepared by a fan of E.F. Benson who is "encouraged to hope" that you are also a Bensonite, Tillingite, and Luciaphil/e.    The pages are dedicated to the former Garden Room of Lamb House, Rye, and E.F. Benson.  Also included  are photos of fans of Benson's Tilling, links to other web pages, and information on the American artist, George Plank, who designed Benson's bookplate.  The material is collected from various sources, about people who have lived in and visited Lamb House, and is mostly dependent upon direct quotes, their words about a place they loved.  The content is not arranged chronologically, but grouped in a certain context, which, of course, may only be evident to the preparer.  There will be changes and additions so check in every now and again.  
Table of Contents
    
Welcome to the Garden Room Introduction  -  three pages
    
E.F. Benson -  five pages 
     Meet Some
Bensonites -  Tilling Friends  -  many pages of photos 
     List and Description of More Benson-
Related Websites
    
George W. Plank -  two pages plus a link to more

After visiting these pages be sure to come back and  Leave Your Card. Thank You!
You can also view the "Retired"  GuestBook 1 or  GuestBook 2
Bibliography  
The Story of Lamb House, Rye:  The Home of Henry James,
       H. Montgomery Hyde.  Rye: Adams of Rye, 1966 
E.F. Benson Remembered and the World of Tilling
       Cynthia and Tony Reavell.  Rye: Martello Bookshop, 1984 
Final Edition,  E.F. Benson.  NY/London: D.Appleton-Centruy Co. Inc., 1940
        Reissued  London: The Hogarth Press, 1988 
English Years,  James Whitall.  NY: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1935 
The Art of Vogue Covers, William Packer.  NY: Harmony Books, 1980
"Gardens in Fiction: 
Rye Humor,"  John Francis, By Pen & by Spade: an Anthology
       of Garden Writing from Hortus
,  David Wheeler, ed. NY: Summit Books, 1990
"James v. Benson
,"  Green Thoughts, A Writer in the Garden,
       Eleanor Perenyi, Baroness, Random House, 1981   
"WEATHER TALK: The Calm Halls of Heaven," Mary Read, 
  
   Weatherwise (magazine),  November/December 1999 issue. 
"E.F. Benson or Very Much at Hom
e," Are They the Same at Home? Being A
        Series of Bouquets Diffidently Distibuted
, Beverley Nichols.  NY: Doran, 1927
NOTE:  If you are unable to find the above listed books in your local bookshops or local
library, they can be searched on the web at the following sites:  
      
Bookfinder     Advanced Book Exchange    Powell's    (and others)
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