Mapperley Author – Dorothy Whipple

The people behind Nottingham City of Literature keep finding Mapperley stories about our famous writers. 

A few weeks ago it was DH Lawrence and his relationship with a woman on Private Road.

Now it is the novelist Dorothy Whipple, who lived in Mapperley Park and whose work was made into film.

Between the wars Dorothy Whipple was Nottingham’s best-known novelist. The “Jane Austen of the 20th Century,” according to J. B. Priestley. She married a man twice her age and moved here after he became Nottingham’s first Director of Education. Most of her life was spent in Nottingham and it was here at no. 35 Ebers Road that she wrote her hugely popular stories.

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