Acid comments of Lewes novelist Mrs Dudeney explored in lecture

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A Lewes novelist whose acid comments led to her diaries being kept closed for nearly 40 years is the subject of the next East Blatchington Lecture in Seaford.

Mrs Dudeney vividly describes her tragi-comic marriage to the mathematician Henry Dudeney, her career, her lover and two world wars, as well as her forays into high society through her friendship with the millionaire politician Sir Philip Sassoon.

A Lewes Diary has been edited by Diana Crook, who will be talking about the diaries at St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road, on Tuesday April 1 at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 from Newberry Tulley.