It might be time to read a little more D. H. Lawrence.

From the Daily Telegraph:

The affair at the heart of the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover was inspired by a relationship between DH Lawrence's wife and an Italian soldier, a new biography of the author claims.

According to John Worthen, whose book is published this week, Lawrence, stricken by tuberculosis and unable to have sex, wrote the book while his wife, Frieda, had taken Angelo Ravagli as a lover.