Frieda: the original Lady Chatterley
By Annabel Abbs
One of The Reading Agency Books of the Year 2018
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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.
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.Tweet