‘There are millions of people on the earth and many suffer. Why, then, are you all around me?’ – Leo Tolstoy to his doctors
On 20 November 1910, Leo Tolstoy died of pneumonia at Astapovo Railway Station.
We thought we’d mark the day by posting two articles from the Archive about Tolstoy. The first story is a report on Tolstoy’s death, while the second article is a summary of his life which suddenly segues into an advert for ‘Willow Blend, the Master Tea’.
There are scores of interesting stories about Leo Tolstoy in the Archive – just do a search on his name to find them.
Leamington Spa Courier – Friday 25 November 1910
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Evening Telegraph – Friday 26 October 1945
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