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  • The Index Biography #3: Prize = A Good Book January 31, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback

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    ***This prize was won by an old and dear friend of this blog Ray G at 8.08 GMT. Well done Ray! The answer is below the post so scroll down with care***

    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  is a copy of the relevant and fun biography of the individual sent via Amazon: the last claimed prize went to South Africa so we take our duties seriously.

    A couple of intial clues before we get down to the 8. This individual was born in the nineteenth but died in the twentieth century. He came from southern Europe.

    *) Claims to have been born at sea

    *) Haemorrhoids

    *) Passion for aviation and flying

    *) Pet tortoise

    *) Poor teeth

    *) Promiscuity and affairs

    *) Resorts to diviniation and omens

    *) Sunbathing in the nude

    Slam dunk?














    The answer is Gabriele D’Annunzio.