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  • Index Biography #44: Prize a book July 31, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , 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?

    Changed his name in his twenties
    Committed Suicide (much debated on theological and practical grounds)
    Father died when our hero was still a child
    Fought in a Nasty Religious War
    Probably an Aries
    Sacked by an aristocrat
    Second child
    Spoke English and French well