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Henry James (1843–1916), the American novelist, was resident between 1898 and 1916, in Rye (a well preserved medieval town in East Sussex, England), at Lamb House, an 18th-century house.
He wrote three of his best novels here, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.
Lamb House became a centre for James’s wide circle of literary friends (H.G.Wells, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling…)
To read : Author, Author by David Lodge, based on the life of Henry James.