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  • Index Biography #34: Prize a book September 30, 2016

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


    ***Congrats to Melissa for getting this one***

    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.

    Bad eyes

    Courtship by canal

    Fine guitarist

    Listened to lions

    Mad daughter

    Obscenity trial

    Telegram mistransmitted

    Took his birthday very seriously