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#11 Al Hakawati (The Storyteller) Anthony Sattin: 'The Man who Laughed in the Tomb'

Our 11th story from the Al Hakawati series comes from the Writer & Broadcaster Anthony Sattin, who reads an extract from his book The Pharaoh's Shadow (published by Eland Publishing in 2012 and available at all good bookstores!) titled 'The Man who Laughed in the Tomb'. Conjuring up the sprawling cemetery in Cairo, Anthony tells how he met the enigmatic and colourful Abdu with his wife happily alongside the cemetery's other residents... We are so grateful to Anthony for agreeing to be one of our Storytellers and reading such an entertaining and interesting piece. Please listen, enjoy and share.

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