by Alison MacLeod

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D. H. Lawrence is dying. Exiled in the Mediterranean, he dreams of the past. There are the years early in his marriage during the war, where his desperation drives him to commit a terrible betrayal. And there is a woman in an Italian courtyard, her chestnut hair red with summer. 

Jacqueline and her husband have already been marked out for greatness. Passing through New York, she slips into a hearing where a book, not a man, is brought to trial. 

A young woman and a young man meet amid the restricted section of a famous library, and make love. 

Scattered and blown by the winds of history, their stories are bound together, and brought before the jury. On both sides of the Atlantic, society is asking, and continues to ask: is it obscenity - or is it tenderness?

'Gorgeously written and meticulously conceived' DAVID LEAVITT

Goldsboro Books PREM1ER September 2021 pick. Signed, numbere, with stencilled edges. Limited to 1500 copies.

  • ISBN13 9781526648181
  • Publish Date 14 September 2021
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Imprint Bloomsbury Circus