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Frieda: the original Lady Chatterley
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Frieda: the original Lady Chatterley (Hardback)

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The extraordinary story of Frieda von Richthofen, wife of D. H. Lawrence and the inspiration for Lady Chatterley's Lover.



'Annabel Abbs has done a superb job of chronicling Frieda's early life ... brilliant ... wonderfully drawn' The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month



'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. She, and all those connected with her, live and breathe in Abbs's beautifully crafted novel' Polly Clark, author of Larchfield



'Another absolutely superb novel from Annabel Abbs' Historical Novel Society



'A compassionately imagined tale' Daily Mail



'fascinating' Red







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 fulfillment comes at a terrible personal cost.





PRAISE FOR THE JOYCE GIRL



'A hugely impressive debut' Observer

'A powerful portrait of a young woman yearning to be an artist' Guardian

'The best 20th-century fiction of the year' Historical Novel Society

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryFiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 15/11/2018 ISBN-13: 9781529300185  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Annabel Abbs lives in London with her husband and four children. Her bestselling debut novel, The Joyce Girl, won the Impress Prize for New Writers and was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award, the Waverley Good Read Award and the Caledonia Novel Award.

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