For many of us D. H. Lawrence was a schoolboy hero. Who can forget sniggering in class at the mention of ‘Women in Love’ or ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’?
Lawrence was a talented, if nomadic writer, whose novels were passionately received. His books were suppressed at times and he was generally at odds with establishment values but this did not deter him. His literary talents were many and included both poetry, short stories and travel writing.
At his death in 1930, at the young age of 44, he was more often thought of as a pornographer but, in the ensuing years, he has come to be more rightly regarded as one of the most imaginative writers these shores have produced.