Only if Penguin were acquitted of breaking the Obscene Publications Act would it be legal to distribute it.What followed, said one eyewitness, was a “circus so hilarious, fascinating, tense and satisfying that none who sat through all its six days will ever forget them”. Though few then could have realised it, a tiny but unmistakeable line runs from the novel Lawrence wrote in the late 1920s to an international pornography industry today worth more than £26 billion a year.In a Britain when men still wore heavy grey suits, working women were still relatively rare and the Empire was still, just, a going concern, D H Lawrence’s book was merely one of many banned because of its threat to public morality.
Although only half a century separates us from Harold Macmillan’s Britain, the world of 1960 can easily seem like ancient history.The case of the Crown versus Penguin Books opened on Friday, October 21, 1960, when courtroom officials handed copies of perhaps the most notorious novel of the century, D H Lawrence’s book Lady Chatterley’s Lover, to nine men and three women, and asked them to read it.They were not, however, allowed to take the book out of the jury room.Only a year before the trial, Roy Jenkins had secured the passage of a new Obscene Publications Act, leaving a crucial loophole – the question of literary merit – through which works might escape prohibition.Are you a man looking for some naughty fun with an older experienced woman? It's a well known fact that older is better, and the hot GILFs on this site can prove it to you. All the members on this site are genuine and all are looking for someone to have fun with.