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Definitive biography of extraordinary couple,
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This review is from: A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton (Paperback)
One of the few things everybody knows about Sir Richard Francis Burton was that 'he was probably gay & his bigoted Catholic wife burned his papers after his death'. Unfortunately, it's not true.This superb joint biography of Richard & Isabel is the only Burton biography to date which uses all available papers & consequently gives a clear & irrefutable account of this extraordinary couple who suited each other so well. Monumental injustice has been done to Isabel's reputation after her death, & few people appreciate her own Lara Croft tendencies, chomping cigars & dodging snakes, sharks & assassins! This book is ESSENTIAL reading for anybody with an interest in Burton.