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"Of those immortal dead": sounds of the summer

Self-absorbed World Cup anecdote: The Orchids “I Never Learn” (Where It’s At Is Where You Are): The Wolfhounds “Hands In The Till: The Complete John Peel Sessions” (A Turntable Friend): Various Artists “C89” (Cherry Red): Born To Murder The World "The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism" (Extrinsic Recordings), and more
Um, for this month’s pic we’ve repaired to Highgate Cemetery, this time to bring you George Eliot's resting place. No real reason, other than that we've recently been reminded how "Middlemarch", however forbidding it may seem at first glance, reveals many treasures if you're patient enough.
The inscription on the base (quoting the author's own lines from "The Choir Invisible"), reads:
"Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence
Here lies the body of  George Eliot  Mary Ann Cross
Born 22 November 1819 Died 22 December 1880"
It's a beautiful, tranquil spot.
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