This is the view looking up West Street from Lamb House in the Town-Of-All-That-Is-Perfect-and-Wizardy-and-Medievally Magical; aka Rye,East Sussex, southern England. Look at the cobblestone streets and the crooked chimney!! At the top of Mermaid Street take a right and you’ll be here.
Eighteenth century Lamb House has strong literary connotations. Henry James, (1843-1916) an American-born writer and key figure of nineteenth century literary realism lived here. James, who spent the last 53 years of his life in England, is best known for books Daisy Miller, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors, and the famed short story The Turn of the Screw.
Lamb House was later home to authors E.F. Benson (who immortalized the town of Rye in his Mapp and Lucia series, and also represented England in figure skating. Brilliant.) and Rumer Godden (Black Narcissus, The Lady and The Unicorn, The Doll’s House, The Diddekoi, The Rocking Horse Secret, A Kindle of Kittens, The Dragon of Org, Great-grandfather’s House and many others)