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  • Index Biography #32: Prize a book July 31, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern , trackback


    ***Invisible got this one, 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: the last but one prize went to New Zealand and the last went to Bruce in the US.

    Appeared on a postage stamp


    Expelled from school before eleven

    Friend of Boris Karloff

    Lied about his place of birth

    Named after a Saint

    Served in a Scottish Regiment

    Wife died in a party game