Category Archives: Barefoot on Baker Street

Great Canadian podcast ‘I Grok Sherlock’ references Barefoot blog on issues of Doyle and race

I Grok Sherlock is a great podcast full of canon-based shenanigans, detailed analysis, humour, and a very special mention of yours truly . . . Canadian Sherlockians Mike Ranieri and Geordie Telfer set up the I Grok Sherlock podcast ‘To … Continue reading

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Review – Bonnie MacBird’s Art in the Blood

Let’s face it – there are thousands of Sherlock Holmes pastiches out there. The world and his dog have all had a go at trying to re-capture the magic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories with very varied degrees … Continue reading

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How does the Conan Doyle canon inspire me?

One of my Facebook friends messaged me to ask an interesting question – how does the canon influence my writing? I thought, ah-ha! Great idea for a blog… The canon is always at the heart of anything I write with … Continue reading

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Do we have enough Sherlock Holmes on film and TV, or are we still hungry for more?

With BBC Sherlock, CBS Elementary and the blockbusting Warner Bros film trilogy dominating the TV and film market, is there room for anything else? If not, then is it fair that big players like CBS, Warner and Hartswood Films have … Continue reading

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Lemon-Entry gives us a soppy, love-sick hoodwinked Holmes for its grand finale

Oh dear. I have tried to like Elementary (affectionately known in our house as Lemon-Entry) but the final episode has been the final straw for me. If you haven’t seen it yet and don’t want to know the conclusion, stop … Continue reading

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Deja vu as BBC Sherlock has the Granada factor

Many years ago when I was 16, I wrote a full-length Sherlock Holmes screen play and sent it to a producer at Granada – the company responsible for the long-running series starring Jeremy Brett as Holmes. I can still remember … Continue reading

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Barefoot makes a visit to Narbonne

During a recent holiday to the South of France, I took a copy of Barefoot (second edition) along to the beautiful town of Narbonne which features at the start of chapter eleven. Husband took a photo of me holding it … Continue reading

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