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  • The Index Biography #17: Prize = A Good Book March 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback


    SJ has won this, spool down for the answer….

    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 somewhere in the States (though Beach was very late in sending). This is in the contemporary tag! Note that so far two index quizzes have not been solved… 13 and 15… [incredibly I’ve forgotten who 15 is…]

    Begged in a foreign country

    Buried in home town

    Carried knuckle dusters as a young man

    Constant stomach pains

    Dislike of Germans

    Named after a Mexican

    Spoke English, French, German and Italian (some of them rather badly)

    Taught young children



    The answer





    Benito Mussolini