D.H. Lawrence, Born on 11 September 1885 – the Banning of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” in the UK – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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D.H. Lawrence, Born on 11 September 1885 – the Banning of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” in the UK

D.H. Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, on 11 September 1885.

To mark the day, here is a fascinating newspaper story from 1919 that reports on the attempts by the UK authorities to prevent further circulation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover – we especially love the term, ‘astonishing detail’.

Yet demand for the novel was great, with copies of the book changing hands at £25 – that’s about £835 in today’s terms.

historical newspaper report on D.H. Lawrence, Born on 11 September 1885 - the Banning of lady chatterley's lover

Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 25 January 1929

Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19290125/027/0007

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