The Authors first met in the 1960s as pupils at Nottingham High School for Boys, which was Lawrences old school, although this connection was rarely mentioned at the time.
Stephen Bailey taught English to international students for many years, in Barcelona, Tokyo, London and Prague. He is the author of Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students, Academic Writing for International Students of Business, and more locally, The Derbyshire Portway. He lives in Whatstandwell with his wife and daughter.
Chris Nottingham is Emeritus Reader in Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is the author of The Pursuit of Serenity: Havelock Ellis and the New Politics and he writes mainly on the history of health and welfare. He lives in Ilkley with his wife and their well-behaved labrador.
Stephen Bailey and Chris Nottingham, authors of 'Heartlands, a Guide to DH Lawrence's Midlands Roots' will be speaking at the DH Lawrence Festival in Eastwood this September. Their talk, on Lawrence's experiences as a pupil and a teacher, is entitled 'The Education of an Author'. It will be given on Saturday 7th September at 11 am in the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre, Eastwood.