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  • Index Biography #33: Prize a book August 31, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval , trackback


    ***Leif got it, 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 Bruce in the US; and others have gone to South Africa and New Zealand.

    A published author

    An accomplished musician and composer

    Comically vain

    Knew three languages well and a little Italian

    Almost died after falling from a horse

    Slim, powerful, tall and athletic

    Survived into his fifties

    Whole life changed by brother’s death