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  • Index Biography #28: Prize a book March 31, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback


    ***James H was one of three with the correct answer, but the first…***

    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: the last but one prize went to New Zealand so we take our duties seriously.

    Disliked by many of his fellow leaders

    Saved by an airplane

    Died in his late seventies

    A natural pessimist and sceptic

    The third from five children

    He was nicknamed after a vegetable

    Published his first writing at ten

    By most estimate he survived over thirty assassination attempts