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  • Index Biography #36: Prize a book November 30, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , trackback


    ***Melissa got this, scroll down for the result***

    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.

    1) Has a lecture series name after him

    2) One of eight children

    3) Scottish to the core

    4) Often said to be the most prolific author of his day

    5) First class translator of three languages

    6) Widely disliked by the intelligentsia of his time

    7) Loved cricket

    8) Beach always forgets how to spell his surname










    Lang (not Laing)