A special guided walk to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of DH Lawrence’s most controversial novels will explore the countryside which inspired the work.
As part of ‘centenary celebrations for The Rainbow, a free seven-mile walk around Cossall will offer a unique opportunity to see first-hand the surroundings that the Eastwood author took inspiration from when he wrote the novel in 1914.
‘The Rainbow’, which was published in 1915, was the first of Lawrence’s novels to be banned but is considered today to be one of the classic English novels of the 20th century and is widely studied on university degree courses.
After the obscenity trial, all copies of the novel, which explores sexual desire in relationships, were seized and burnt.
The walk will take approximately three hours. There are some stiles and the walk goes across countryside, so please wear appropriate footwear.
Those wishing to take part will meet on Sunday July 20 and the walk starts at 10.30am from The Broad Oak Pub, Main Street, Strelley. Parking is permitted in the pub’s car park.
For more information contact DH Lawrence Heritage on 01773 717 353 or visit www.dhlawrenceheritage.org