Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cottage's DH Lawrence Link

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cottage's DH Lawrence Link

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Quarry Cottage sounds like one of the many family homes to be bought in and around Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. It's got five bedrooms, three reception rooms, a games room, gym, jacuzzi and, says agent Bairstow Eves, "oozes character and charm".

What many potential buyers may not realise is that it has links to the life of world-famous writer DH Lawrence.

Lawrence's book Lady Chatterley's Lover outraged society during the 1930s and later in 1960 when the government tried to prosecute its publisher Penguin for obscenity.

Penguin won, and the book went on to sell three million copies. Lawrence also wrote Sons and Lovers, and was an accomplished poet too.

Quarry Cottage is where his heavy-drinking father was born. But the property also features in at least two of the writer's stories including Odour of Chrysanthemums and Daughters of the Vicar, in which it is mentioned using its real name. …

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