Edward Frederick BensonEdward Frederick Benson (July 24, 1867 - February 29, 1940) was a novelist, better known as E.F. Benson.
E.F. Benson was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, the fifth child of Edward White Benson and Mary Sidgwick Benson.
He is principally known for his series of six books about Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp. These include: Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia and Trouble for Lucia. The last three books were serialized by the BBC in the 1980s under the series title "Mapp and Lucia".