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.
Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 25 January 1929
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