Frieda: The Original Lady Chatterley, with Annabel Abbs
Thursday 16th May 18:30 at Nottingham
The event will take place in our Sillitoe Room, and will include a discussion of the book, its protagonist, and the true events that led to the creation of one of our city's proudest exports, 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. There will be readings, as well as the chance to meet the author and get a copy of the book signed.
'Effervescent . . . a wonderful portrait of an extraordinary woman' The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Year 2018 pick
'A convincing evocation of a remarkable woman' The Sunday Times
'Lushly written . . . compelling' Observer
'A lush and absorbing portrait of a fascinating woman who refused to compromise on what really matters: to be known, to love, to be beloved.' Polly Clark, author of Larchfield
Aristocrat Frieda von Richthofen has rashly married English professor Ernest Weekley. Visiting her sisters in Munich, she is captivated by a city alive with ideas of revolution and free love, and, goaded by sibling rivalry with her sisters and the need to be more than mother and wife, Frieda embarks on a passionate affair that is her sensual and intellectual awakening.
Trapped in her marriage to Ernest, Frieda meets the penniless but ambitious younger writer D. H. Lawrence. Their scandalous affair and tempestuous relationship unleashes a creative outpouring that influences the course of literature forever. But for Frieda, this fulfilment comes at a terrible personal cost.
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