On 12 Jul 2011 at 9:13am stoutwealdenfellow wrote:
I couldn't respond to the earlier thread about Undercliffe House, for some technical reason that's beyond me. I wanted to say that I am convinced that Undercliffe House appears in a story called "Bloody Baudelaire", by R.B. Russell, published a couple of years ago. Most of the scenes are set in "Cliffe House", which is high up in the trees overlooking the town and it's tidal river, and at the end the characters seem to end up in Cliffe, having walked past the garage...
On 13 Jul 2011 at 9:14pm Chailey Mouse wrote:
What other books are set in Lews, if any?
On 16 Jul 2011 at 10:15am stoutwealdenfellow wrote:
The classic Lewes novel has to be "The Collector" by John Fowles. Eve Garnett and Daisy Ashford both live din Lewes, but I'm not sure if they set novels in the town. Mrs Henry Dudeney might have done?
On 16 Jul 2011 at 10:20am Chailey Mouse wrote:
I'd forgotten "The Collector", which is splendid. Did Daisy Ashford write anything other than "The Young Visiters"? Mrs Dudeney is the diarist, isn't she?
On 16 Jul 2011 at 12:14pm Ed Can Do wrote:
The events of Brighton Rock took place at Lewes Racecourse, not Brighton in real life although not in the book so I don't supopse that counts. Also all of Peter James' Roy Grace novels are set around Sussex and the Police HQ in Church Lane features heavily.
On 16 Jul 2011 at 1:14pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Peter James books are great. I love sussing out where he means. One lady lived in Keere Street,I cannot recall the title but,it was something like, The Children From something or other. There have been many books over the years about Lewes,often by Lewes residents. Go to the Lewes section in our lovely library.Enjoy!
On 16 Jul 2011 at 1:18pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Eve Garnett Keere Street. Daisy Ashford St Annes Crescent I believe.
On 16 Jul 2011 at 1:47pm Decent Citizen wrote:
These people may not have written about Lewes in particular but,they need to be remembered. C.Walter Hodges, Jane Aitken Hodge. Jane was in Eastport Lane,Walter was in Southover High Street. Walter was a particularly interesting man. A gent in the true sense of the word. Look him up.
On 16 Jul 2011 at 7:39pm Chailey Mouse wrote:
I didn't think to look in the library - what a sad sign of the times :-)
I'll try Peter James. Mrs Dudeney is a little dull.
I did a little sleuthing on the net and Bloody Baudelaire seems only to be available secondhand for quite a lot of money from a bookshop in Surrey. It is intriguing, though - it was published in Bucharest, of all places. There is a teaser online but I'm not sure it necessarily described Undercliffe House.
On 17 Jul 2011 at 10:17am Chailey Mouse wrote:
If this works, here is the link to the Bloody Baudealire teaser:
Check it out here »
On 17 Jul 2011 at 9:55pm Stoutwealdenfellow wrote:
"[The wind] came up the valley from the English Channel, following the tidal river that gave the town below its name."
"‚??Great drapes of mist hung about the Downs and lay over the town below."
"At the bottom Lucian could see that she had crossed the road and was walking past the garage back towards the town."
It‚??s all circumstantial, of course, but calling it "Cliffe" house seems to seal it for me. I did a bit of sleuthing myself and it appears the book is to be filmed in the near future.
On 17 Jul 2011 at 9:58pm Peter Ward's Shorts wrote:
Filming it in Lewes, at Undercliffe House? Even more exciting than Bargain-Hunt turning up! :-)