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 E. F. Benson was an excellent athlete, and represented England at figure skating. He was a precocious and prolific writer, publishing his first book while still a student. The Mapp and Lucia novels form only a small part of his total output. ​ E. F. Benson was an excellent athlete, and represented England at figure skating. He was a precocious and prolific writer, publishing his first book while still a student. The Mapp and Lucia novels form only a small part of his total output. ​
  
-The principal setting of four of the Mapp and Lucia books is a town called [[Tilling]],​ which is recognizably based on Rye, East Sussex, where Benson lived for many years and served as mayor from 1934 (he moved there in 1918). Benson'​s home, Lamb House, served as the model for [[Mallards]],​ home to both Mapp and Lucia at various points.+The principal setting of four of the Mapp and Lucia books is a town called [[fn:Tilling]], which is recognizably based on Rye, East Sussex, where Benson lived for many years and served as mayor from 1934 (he moved there in 1918). Benson'​s home, Lamb House, served as the model for [[Mallards]],​ home to both Mapp and Lucia at various points.
  
 In London, Benson also lived at 395 Oxford Street, W1, 102 Oakley Street, SW3, and 25 Brompton Square, SW3, where much of the action of [[Lucia in London]] takes place and where English Heritage placed a Blue Plaque in 1994. In London, Benson also lived at 395 Oxford Street, W1, 102 Oakley Street, SW3, and 25 Brompton Square, SW3, where much of the action of [[Lucia in London]] takes place and where English Heritage placed a Blue Plaque in 1994.
 
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