Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Spy Next Door

You may have seen reports on the mysterious death of Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-Russian security agent who defected to the U.K. from London and lived not far from us in Muswell Hill. Turns out he's even closer to us in death -- he was buried last week in Highgate Cemetery, where rest such famous expats as Karl Marx and the former head of the Iraqi Communist Party. A Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, upon hearing we lived in Highgate, joked that there was a communist plot in Highgate Cemetery. Turns out he may be on to something...

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2 Comments:

Blogger oldest kid said...

You are making great progress on your dream! And the blogs are even interesting, at least for the most part...

2:38 PM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

Yes, we noted that he was buried in Highgate Cemetery. Is he buried anywhere near Karl Marx? And some people (I won't name names) might think the Yeoman Warder must be a close relation.

6:36 PM  

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