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Review of Mapp & Lucia's Rye

Mapp & Lucia's Rye
Ranked #12 of 44 things to do in Rye
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

If you haven't read the six books in the Mapp and Lucia series, you are missing a treat. Much of the action takes place in Rye, which Benson calls Tilling. See also the website of The Friends Of Tilling, for further info.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

For E F Benson/Mapp and Lucia fans, this tour is a must. We actually had the guide to ourselves and spent a fascinating couple of hours touring the most picturesque parts of Rye. It is better to have read the books than only seen the TV version as the guide focuses mostly on these, although there is some opportunity to compare the buildings used on TV with those intended by the author. One should remember however, that these are stories, and the characters aren't actually real!

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

This tour sealed the deal for us. I had read the E. F. Benson "Mapp and Lucia" novels and have watched the C4 TV series at least three times, so seeing both the original settings and those chosen for the television adaptation was fun.
If you are a Mapp and Lucia fan, do not miss this!

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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Anyone who has read E.F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia books will recognize the setting immediately as he described the town and its buildings very accurately. You can allmost hear the characters talking as you walk around the town.

3  Thank MegWashingtonDC
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Reviewed April 17, 2011

Entertaining insights into Mapp and Lucia's world and the author and the Rye he knew. Who lived where etc. Includes interesting tour of the church and Benson connections there.

5  Thank visitorfromOxford
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