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12.30pm – Free Spirit

Annabel Abbs with Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Wednesday 22 May 12:30PM
AT Charleston
Tickets: £18

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Annabel Abbs’ novel Frieda portrays an unconventional woman who sacrificed her children in favour of supporting the man with whom she had a passionate, scandalous and tempestuous relationship – the writer D.H. Lawrence. A woman ahead of her time, Frieda was the inspiration for Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a novel that was the subject of a notorious obscenity trial due to its explicit description of sex between an upper class woman and working man and the use of a hitherto unprintable expletive. Was being immortalised in a book that changed the course of literature compensation for the tension between freedom and motherhood?

In conversation with Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, whose novel Swan Song (long-listed for the Women’s Prize) re-imagines the rise and fall of Truman Capote and the women who were his muses.

Chaired by Catherine Taylor.

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