The novelisation of the fascinating life of Frieda von Richthofen, wife and muse of D.H. Lawrence and the inspiration for Lady Chatterley is a compassionately imagined, lushly written tale that brings to vibrant, sensual life a figure plucked from the footnotes of literary history. In Annabel Abbs’ novel Frieda emerges as a woman whose behaviour and thinking is often provocatively at odds with modernity even while she seems to be ushering in a new more liberated age.

Chaired by Caroline Beck

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