Annabel Abbs’ new novel about the woman caught at a pivotal point of Modernism is a joy to read.
The young and aristocratic Frieda von Richtofen married an English professor Ernest Weekley without properly understanding his status or background in England. Frieda was much influenced by her two sexually adventurous sisters living in Munich where new ideas were bursting into artistic and intellectual circles.
In Nottingham she bore three children to the conservative but humorous Professor Weekley, before having an affair with the analyst Otto Gross, an ardent disciple of Freud, who awakened her consciousness.
The real trouble began in 1912 when Freida met one of her husband’s clever pupils D.H. Lawrence...
Any information you provide will only be used to respond to your enquiry and for no other purpose. Victoria will delete your details once your business has been concluded. For more information, please check Victoria's privacy statement.