Melanie McDonagh

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: a living Lawrence of Arabia

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes and HRH Prince Charles at the 1983 premiere of To The Ends of The Earth, a film about a three-year expedition led by Fiennes (Getty Images)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes (a third cousin of Ralph, since you ask) has written a book about Lawrence of Arabia. He feels an affinity with him: he too has led Arabs in fighting, in Sir Ranulph’s case, for the Sultan of Oman. ‘I’d been in Arabia, leading Arabs against the Marxist rebels.

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