Lady Chatterley’s Embroidery

Lady Chatterley’s Lover as published unexpurgated by Penguin Books Ltd in 1960 — the modest penguin in the logo in the margin in parallel profile to the phoenix rising from the flames in the cover illustration
Members of the public queuing outside the Old Bailey for the Lady Chatterley’s Lover trial, 1960
1960 — reading the unexpurgated edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover — the image above, by Derek Berwin, was staged
Women in London in 1960 eagerly reading the unexpurgated Penguin edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover — note the Remembrance Day poppies, timely as the trial verdict came a few days before 11 November 1960
The M1 motorway & one of its Forte’s restaurants, soon after its 1959 opening © Martin Parr: Boring Postcards
Mr Justice Byrne’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the damask bag made by Lady Byrne © Sotheby’s Books
Part of the notes on the headed notepaper of the Central Criminal Court made by Lady Dorothy Byrne
Paul Smith’s 2017 cover for Lady Chatterley’s Lover for Nottingham University
1920 electoral register showing the names of Dorothy Tickell and other women living at York Street Chambers -as she was under 30 Dorothy was not eligible to vote in Parliamentary elections but her occupation of this rented property gave her the right to vote in local government elections



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Barbara Rich

Barbara Rich


English barrister & mediator — specialising in disputed succession & decision-making for people who lack mental capacity