Frieda: The Original Lady Chatterley, with Annabel Abbs

Annabel Abbs will talk to Dr Annalise Grice about her gorgeous book 'Frieda', about the woman who was the inspiration for Lady Chatterley

Thu, 16 May 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Waterstones Nottingham
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Fans of D. H. Lawrence, rejoice! Annabel Abbs, writer of 'Frieda', will be at Waterstones Nottingham to discuss the woman at the heart of her gorgeous novel: Frieda von Richthofen, the inspiration for Lady Chatterley. She will be interviewed by Dr Annalise Grice, Lecturer of English and D. H. Lawrence scholar.

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

Germany, 1907
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.

England, 1912
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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