Sussex Skulduggery

By David Dennis Our challenge: Can we really hope to connect Hastings, Bexhill, Pevensey, Lewes, Brighton, Uckfield, Crowborough, Virginia Woolf, Sherlock Holmes, the Pope, Shakespeare, some fairies and a sea serpent in one feature? Certainly, dear reader, if you hark back to an England ruled by King Edward the Seventh, when amateur scientists abounded and to be a Fellow of the Royal Society would guarantee you wine, women and song. How to be an Edwardian celeb? You could move to Hastings as a young boy, live in a posh six-floored house in St Leonards, train as a solicitor, form a…

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