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date: 19 July 2019

Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert) (1885–1930) Novelist and poet, 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

born at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, one of five children of a miner and an ex‐schoolteacher. He was often ill as a child (he was later to develop tuberculosis) and grew up in poverty. His ill‐suited parents quarrelled continually, and a passionate and deeply influential bond grew between Lawrence and his mother; she was determined to keep him out of the mines and encouraged him at school. With the help of a scholarship he attended Nottingham High School for three years, but at 15 was forced to give up his education, working for a short time as a clerk in a surgical goods factory before becoming a pupil‐teacher. At this time he formed a close friendship with Jessie Chambers, a local farmer's daughter, the Miriam of ... ...

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