Book Review: The London of Sherlock Holmes from ’I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere’
Posted by Steve Emecz on
„In the canon, Conan Doyle’s stories give London a very tangible sense of place. As Holmes and Watson have their adventures, readers are provided details which make the geography of 1895 London come alive, providing a unique opportunity to engage in ‘the Great Game’. Available through MX Publishing, The London of Sherlock Holmes by Thomas Bruce Wheeler is a great resource, combining 21st century technology with the canon to provide a thorough piece of Sherlockian scholarship that you can sample via this online chapter. On a superficial level, The London of Sherlock Holmes is an extremely fascinating book, providing a point-by-point analysis of locations disclosed within each story of the canon. (The online sample chapter focuses on “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” [BRUC]”). For anyone considering a walking tour of Holmes’ London, this would be more than adequate. However, reading the electronic version of the book via e-reader provides an additional level of engagement. Clicking on specific links automatically calls up Google Maps of each location. Combined with GPS maps, The London of Sherlock Holmes provides a much more immersive experience, bringing Holmes’ London a little closer for readers…” Read the full review here. The London of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Classic Specialities,in the UK Amazon andWaterstones and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is inKobo, Nook , Amazon Kindle and iTunes.