jump to navigation
  • Index Biography #43 June 30, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback


    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 three prizes went to the US, to Australia and to Scotland (note sometimes I am a bit slow to get them ordered…) So who is this?

    ***Tim W gets it in less than an hour… scroll down for the answer***

    Born on the coast

    Could fly

    Diary Writer

    Died trying not to be shot in his back

    Frequently negotiated with the pope


    Three children

    Tricked to travel to Germany and ultimately his death






    Galeazzo Ciano