Posted on March 6, 2020 at 1:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Live in an older house and tempted to skip spring cleaning? Don’t — you might find memorabilia from famous authors in the process!
D.H. Lawrence’s great-niece found a postcard written by the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover and Sons and Lovers sent in 1910 underneath her bed recently.
While Ros Connolly remembers collecting the item when she was a child because it was pretty, it bears far more significance than its looks.
Lawrence sent it to Louie Burrows, a woman with whom he fell in love and upon whom the character Ursula in The Rainbow (another of his most celebrated novels) is based.
The postcard will go up for auction on April 2; its guide price is £300 to £500 (about $390 to $650), but the Nottingham Post, which reported on the find, notes that a previously discovered Lawrence postcard went for £1,500 (about $1,955) last year.
Learn more about Lawrence and Burrows, who actually never married, and admire the postcard in the Post’s article.
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