Barely suitable for a lady

editorial image
Have your say

IT was once described as “the foulest in the English language” but these days the DH Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover is considered progressive, according to a poll by the National Library of Scotland.

Kirsty Irvine was examining an old version of the book from 1932 – which was edited to remove objectionable material and make it fit for publication at the time – on the roof terrace of the library yesterday to mark the release of the survey, as part of a Banned Books exhibition. The poll has revealed how attitudes have changed enormously over the past few decades over what is and isn’t acceptable in print.