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56 stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Three Students

All I could remember about this one was that it had something to do with pencils, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Mr Hilton Soames, a tutor and lecturer at an unspecified university, comes to see Holmes in the hope that he … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

What a treat it has been re-reading The Return as it contains so many of my favourites, including this great little story, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. I really love The Six Napoleons and think it contains everything which makes a … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

Well, I suppose this story is where my personal literary adventure really began, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. When I was sixteen, I wrote a full-length Sherlock Holmes screenplay which was a sequel to the Granada dramatization of this story.   It … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of Black Peter

By this point in his career, Holmes has found fame, success and also wealth thanks to that cheque from Lord Holdernesse, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. But as Watson reminds us, these things are not the focus of Holmes’ work and … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Priory School

Ok, perhaps Reginald Musgrave wasn’t the best client name after all, now that Thorneycroft Huxtable has stepped into the frame, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. The big man turns up at 221B and promptly faints with the stress of the situation … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

The story centres around the experiences of a Miss Violet Smith – not to be confused with Violet Hunter from The Copper Beeches, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Miss Smith makes quite an impression on Watson who clearly had a bit … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Dancing Men

The Dancing Men is one of my favourite stories, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. The story begins with Holmes demonstrating how well he knows his old friend by once again seeming to read his mind and remarking that it is clear … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

Doyle himself lived at Norwood for four years, writes Charlotte Anne Walters During this time, Doyle completed the compilation of stories which make up The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and made the decision to ‘kill off’ his most famous creation.  … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Empty House

It’s back to business as Holmes returns from the dead to a very forgiving Doctor Watson, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. If one of my very best friends had faked their own death, withheld the truth from me, and left me … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Final Problem

This story is of such importance, that I feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Well, where to start?  I suppose it’s best to start with Moriarty himself as he appears for the first time … Continue reading

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