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Graves of the Great and Famous: From Jane Austen to Elvis Presley


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From Austen to Presley, via Marx, Peron, Keats, Hugo, Wilde, and many more, this is a fascinating tour of the world exploring the resting places of leading artists, thinkers, scientists, sportspeople, revolutionaries, politicians and pioneers. Some, such as communist leaders Ho Chi Minh and Vladimir Lenin, are interred in great mausoleums, where they are visited by millions each year; others are buried in little-known country graveyards. From lives cut short through assassinations - Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln - to those who suffered terrible accidents (Princess Diana),  the book provides a guide to some of the most famous and unusual graves of the great and the good. Arranged thematically into 75 entries and featuring 150 photographs of graves, cemeteries, graveyards and mausoleums.

Written by Alastair Horne.
224 page hardback book; 150 photos.
Measures 19 x 25 x 2.5 cm.