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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Will the original Lady Chatterley please stand up?


Annabel Abbs, the author of ‘Frieda’, will be at Waterstones Nottingham on Thursday 16th May 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.

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Moving between Germany in 1907 and England in 1912, the novel chronicles an important period in Frieda’s life, in which she yearned for a life beyond her rash marriage to professor Ernest Weekley. The literary world was changed forever when Frieda met the penniless author D.H. Lawrence, and embarked on a passionate affair with him.

The novel has received heaps of praise, with the Observer calling it ‘lush’ and ‘compelling’, and the Times selecting it for their Historical Fiction Book of the Year in 2018.

Frieda: The Original Lady Chatterley, with Annabel Abbs will take place in the Sillitoe Room of Waterstones Nottingham, on Thursday 16th May. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. All are welcome.

Date: Thursday 16th May
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Waterstones Nottingham, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, NG1 2GR
Tickets: £5 general admission, £3 for Waterstones Plus cardholders (available in store and online)

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