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  • The Index Biography #2: Prize = Imaginary Animals November 30, 2013

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback

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    The Index Biography is a new form of biography pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the indivdual’s life. We offered up previously here Sheridan le Fanu and Joseph Stalin (he of ripe banana fame) and these might stand as examples. The reader on the other hand must identify who is being described: think of it as a history version of balderdash. The prize, a copy of Imaginary Animals sent via Amazon: the last prize went to South Africa so we take our duties seriously…

    ***Mike L has now won this – congrats Mike, for answer scroll down***

    Admits office desk not his strong suit

    Attitude to Wrens

    Considers Governor-Generalship of Australia

    Disapproves of cafeteria messing, laundries and soda fountains

    Farewell to the Mediterranean…

    Love of eggs for breakfast and having his picture or portrait painted

    Never uses Christian or nicknames

    Rheumatism in one arm and shoulder


    ***The answer is Admiral Cunningham, perhaps Britain’s greatest warleader of the 20 cent***