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  • The Index Biography 5#: Prize = A Good Book March 31, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback


    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 individual’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 some noted book sent via Amazon: the first claimed prize went to South Africa so we take our duties seriously; the most recent was won but not claimed. Our only clue before getting down to the eight is that this individual was a modern British writer.

    Chiverton got this right at the last minute: for the answer scroll below.

    1) Considered suicide as a child

    2) Childlike and childish

    3) Sex with George Orwell

    4) Attempted Suicide

    5) Anti-German

    6) Has difficulty pubishing her poems

    7) Attends many first-aid lectures

    8) Writes books about cats



    Stevie Smith