Monthly Archives: September 2011

56 stories in 56 days – The Man with the Twisted Lip

I have used the story of Mr Neville St. Clair, the faux beggar, extensively in my own novel, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. And I can remember exactly the moment at which the idea came to me to intertwine the two … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Five Orange Pips

The story starts with a very literary description of a storm, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. It sees Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reminding us of what a skilful writer he was – not just in terms of narrative but also description, … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Boscombe Valley Mystery

I’m sitting on a train travelling back home from London to the Midlands, writes Charlotte Anne Walters.  My meeting ended early and I arrived back at Euston station in time to walk towards Baker Street, following the route which Red … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – A Case of Identlty

There have certainly been times over the many years it has taken me to write my novel when I have worried about the story being a bit too far-fetched at times, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Overall, I don’t think it … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Red Headed League

On a personal level, re-reading this story brings me some relief on two particular points involving my own novel, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Firstly, I decided to write that Watson lived in Kensington as I remembered this to be so … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – A Scandal in Bohemia

I just don’t think Irene Adler did anywhere near enough to be the woman, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. I’ve always had a problem with this story for that very reason.  All she did was have a liaison with the king … Continue reading

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56 Sherlock Holmes stories in 56 days

56 Sherlock Holmes stories in 56 days – look out for my new blogging challenge starting on the 20th September to celebrate the launch of my novel, Barefoot on Baker Street. Now that my novel is complete, I do miss … Continue reading

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