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  • Index Biography #46: Prize a book September 30, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback


    Well done, Ashlyn, scroll down for the answer….

    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?

    Fluent in three languages

    Large phonebills

    Passionate defender of displaced persons from her homeland

    Public name based on childhood nickname

    Saw Bernard Shaw nude

    Second child in family

    Served the other side in a World War

    Sprained wrist changed life