Eastwood features in much of DH Lawrence’s work, notably his first novel The White Peacock. It is now the name of the teashop opposite Lawrence’s birthplace, in nearby Victoria Street. His best-known and most controversial novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was published abroad, in 1928. Lawrence borrowed the name of local colliery agent George Chatterley, who lived a few doors away and served as mayor of Eastwood (1917–18).
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