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

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

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.



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