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welcome to the friends of tilling
The Friends of Tilling was formed by Darren Reynolds and Jonathan Dunlop in order to organise an annual Gathering, a tradition started in 1982 by the Tilling Society. The Gatherings bring together all Mapp & Lucia devotees to revel in the world of Tilling and remember the life of its creator E F Benson. We are delighted to have Gyles Brandreth as our president and as vice president the writer and novelist Alexander McCall Smith CBE.
A gallery of pictures from the 2016 Gallery is available here.
10 years of the friends of tilling
2014 marked the tenth anniversary of The Friends of Tilling but annual Gatherings celebrating E F Benson's Mapp & Lucia novels have been taking place in Rye since 1982.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of E F Benson's birth we are delighted to make available Tilling Tales - a collection of stories featured at recent Gatherings by Tom Holt, Elizabeth French and Darren Reynolds.