Most will associate scandal and controversy with DII Lawrence, the author of Lady Chatterley s Lover, but there is in fact a great deal more to this astute, fascinating and sensitive writer than ever appears upon first inspection. This incredible story of a Nottinghamshire miner's son, who broke free from the working class shackles of his birth, and climbed the social ladder to fame and literary success, is told in this revealing programme, before Lawrence's confrontational writing and colourful personal life put him at odds with the established order of society, as the First Great War threw Britain into turmoil, and our author into exile. Follow in the footsteps of DH Lawrence to discover the people and the places behind such epic novels as Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow and Women in Love as well as some of the most eloquent poetry ever written. From the family rifts and tragedies that blighted his childhood to the happy memories of friendships forged in the Nottinghamshire countryside, this programme tells of the joys and sorrows that marked Lawrence's early life, and the difficulties that haunted the troubled man that he grew to become. Hampered by the boundaries of class and nationality, DH Lawrence never truly found where he belonged, but throughout his work he returned to Nottinghamshire and the countryside of his youth for inspiration, where anyone in search of the essence of this much-misunderstood author really does need to begin.