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  • Index Biography #38: Prize a book January 31, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , trackback


    *** Susan M got this, scroll down for the answer: commiserations to Nate who came in second***

    The Index Biography is a quiz 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. The prize  is a copy of a bizarre second hand book sent via Amazon: the last but one prize went to Bruce in the US; and others have gone to South Africa and New Zealand. So who is this?

    Began teaching professionally at 15.
    Daughter burnt down the family house.
    Expert in the care of chickens and other domestic birds.
    Forced to move because of Indians.
    Plagued in later life by fans.
    Spouse ten years older.
    Talented at sewing.