Death of an eccentric

For years, pontoon B in the Old Port of Cannes was home for what many people considered the quintessential “English eccentric”. His dilapidated old yacht stood out from his neighbours, some of the most luxurious vessels on the Riviera. It was his home for some 20 years. Last January, however, the frail body of the 91 year-old was discovered floating not far from his yacht. As no next of kin could be found, he was given a pauper’s funeral.

However, an article in a British newspaper revealed the remarkable life of Laurence Legge, once a colleague of Lawrence of Arabia. For the full story, visit

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