Category Archives: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2014 – The Year Sherlock Holmes Became Free

It’s been yet another busy year for Sherlock Holmes admirers as the popularity of the world’s most famous detective continues to grow. 2014 kicked off with the return of BBC Sherlock. Series Three burst onto our screens with a riot … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s childhood inspiration

Watching BBC’s Antiques Road Trip last night (yes I know, but there was nothing else on) I was surprised when a segment about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle popped up. There I was, TV dinner on my lap, brain going into … 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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Museum of London to stage a new Sherlock Holmes exhibition

A major new exhibition opens in London on October 17 and it’s all about Sherlock Holmes. The popularity of the world’s most famous detective continues to grow and this exhibition is proof of the nation’s love for all things Sherlock. … Continue reading

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Former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ‘Undershaw’ is finally sold

Undershaw’s future has finally been resolved after years of dereliction and threat of unsympathetic development. I am delighted to hear that the new owners are actually an independent school called Stepping Stones which specialises in educating children with special needs, … Continue reading

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Review: Sherlock, The First CSI

This programme actually aired a few weeks ago but I saw it for the first time last night. It was an interesting reminder of just how ahead of his time Doyle was with regard to forensic techniques. We take it … Continue reading

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Love BBC Sherlock but Granada still has the edge for me

It’s been an eventful time for BBC Sherlock fans, what with an appearance from the team at SDCC and the announcement of the title for the final episode of series three – His Last Vow. Watching telly with my 15 … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes licencing issue reaches breaking point

There has been a dramatic development involving the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate and the licencing of the characters Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Holmesian scholar Leslie S. Klinger has filed a civil action in the United States District Court … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes, Doyle and issues of race

A new Sherlock Holmes story makes me turn back to the original canon and think about Conan Doyle’s attitudes towards issues of race. I’ve just finished reading Anomalous by Samuel Williams Jr. It is, I believe, the first Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Another chance to get involved in the Save Undershaw campaign

After the excitement of last year’s writing competition which gave Holmes fans the opportunity to have their short story included in ‘Sherlock’s Home’, now there is another chance to see your work in print. The Undershaw Preservation Trust are running … Continue reading

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