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  • The Index Biography #15: Prize = A Good Book January 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , 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 the relevant and fun biography sent via Amazon for the first correct answer: the first claimed prize went to South Africa so we take our duties seriously; the second to last to Australia and the last to France. This is in the modern tag!

    Overly giddy  as a young man

    Fish bone in his throat almost kills him

    His favourite wine is port

    Belief in providence in politics and history

    Submissive wife

    Anti slavery

    Studied law but became bored of it

    Buried in Buckinghamshire