Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews A Chronology of the Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

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“As Randall Stock notes in his foreword, a chronology is not a biography, but A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, May 22nd 1859 to July 7th 1930, the magnum opus of Brian W Pugh, is more valuable than most of the published lives of Conan Doyle. The new edition adds about fifty pages, seven of them containing a chronological summary of the journal recently published as ‘Dangerous Work’: Diary of an Arctic Adventure(enthusiastically reviewed in DM 325). Here are lists of ACD’s various homes, his sporting career, the burial places of the Doyles, statues and plaques, and more, including some fascinating photographs. But the essence of the book is in the orderly calendar of Sir Arthur’s life, in which innumerable ambiguities and uncertainties are authoritatively resolved. Brian Pugh has created that rare thing, a genuinely essential work of reference.” Roger Johnson A Chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle - Revised and Expanded Edition is available from all good bookstores including in the USA AmazonBarnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon,Waterstones,  and for everywhere else Book Depository who offer free worldwide delivery. chronology 2nd edition

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