The English southern town of Dover has a strong association with the Victorian author Charles Dickens. Dickens is known have had extended stays there at least twice and he often visited the town when travelling to and from the Continent. Dover features in a number of his works.
The little narrow, crooked town of Dover hid itself away from the beach, and ran its head into the chalk cliffs, like a marine ostrich.
A Tale of Two Cities Book 1 Chapter 4.