River Erewash - Literary Associations

Literary Associations

For such a small river, the Erewash has a surprisingly high literary profile, due almost entirely to D.H. Lawrence, who mentions it several times, and centres a number of works in the Erewash valley. A reference at the beginning of The Rainbow is perhaps the most telling from the geographical point of view:

"The Brangwens had lived for generations on the Marsh Farm, in the meadows where the Erewash twisted sluggishly through alder trees, separating Derbyshire from Nottinghamshire."

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