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Dennis Wheatley R.I.P

Post by nick jones » Sun 17 Sep, 2006 20:47:43

Has any-body else been on the "Find a Grave" web site? If you do, you can "visit " DWs grave (rather goolish) my father said.And leave a note or a "virtual" wreath.The grave its-self looks rather unkempt, but maybe this is just a bad photo.The cemetery is lisited as "Brookwood American Cemetery & Memorial" American ?Did DW move to Brookwood, when he left Lymington ?or did he have family in the area ?Maybe one day I will visit ,and leave some real flowers.If you get time, pay your respects to," The Prince of Thriller Writers"
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Post by Jim » Mon 18 Sep, 2006 13:17:04

Well, it's a wonderful site. When you type in a name, you get not only the person searched, but others of his/her family, and sometimes those who were connected professionally. (Jules Verne's editor Hetzel comes up on his page.) Many listings have views of the cemetery as well as the grave itself, and (of course) photos of the deceased.

The bios are brief but fascinating:

- Did you know that tenor Enrico Caruso's casket was on view for eight years before his widow finally had the vault sealed? (His body was dressed once a year in a new suit.)
- Oscar Wilde's longtime friend Robert Ross was buried with him, fifty years after the playwright's death.
- J. Edgar Hoover tried to prevent Dashiell Hammett's burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
- Where *is* Mozart buried?

If you are even slightly "ghoulish" by nature, you'll be at the site for hours!

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Post by Bob Rothwell » Mon 18 Sep, 2006 18:34:03

A link to the 'Find a Grave' entry can be found on the DW biography page in the main site, but for those of you who just want to click directly to the link, here it is: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... id=6871917

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Post by Bob Rothwell » Mon 18 Sep, 2006 18:34:26

A link to the 'Find a Grave' entry can be found on the DW biography page in the main site, but for those of you who just want to click directly to the link, here it is: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... id=6871917

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