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  • Index Biography #37: Prize a book December 31, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , trackback


    ***Matthew gets it…***

    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 Buried in a big church in London

    2 Some religious tension with his wife

    3 Ten children

    4 Passionately anti slavery

    5 Fears about being ostracized for his views

    6 Longlasting, possibly psychosomatic illness

    7 Passionate about backgammon

    8 A gifted taxidermist