Monday, April 05, 2004

Dalrymple (121/21/Supplements/Book Bulletin): "In walking distance from William Dalrymple's London home is the grave of Sir Richard Burton, the rebellious explorer, linguist and writer. Dalrymple says he and his children had a 'lovely' time discovering it. 'He's buried in this fabulous Bedouin tent,' he says. 'There's a glass plate at the back and you can climb up a little ladder and look in and there's all these little Islamic lamps inside. It's done like a tent and his coffin is the sofa bed.' "

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