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In 2010 when the BBC asked the Sherlock Holmes Society of London to review the first episode of the new BBC One three part series ‘Sherlock’ on the day of broadcast, they chose Alistair Duncan as their leading expert for interview on BBC Radio 5 Live. Several million listeners tuned in to hear Alistair give the modern day reimagining of Sherlock Holmes the thumbs up.
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The book begins with a brief examination of the effect that the stories have had on modern crime literature. It goes on to examine the origins of the character of Holmes himself from his appearance to his drug use and supposed dislike of women. We then move onto a mini-biography of some of the significant characters in the series. Each of the original stories by Conan Doyle is examined in an effort to explain some of the more esoteric aspects and an examination is made of the attempts to form a proper chronology for the stories - as Doyle did not write the stories in strict chronological order. The second half of the book focuses on Holmes's career on the screen. There is a brief examination of some of the more notable actors to have portrayed Holmes and the films in which they appeared. Finally we look at the possible requirements for a definitive screen portrayal of the canon.
The London of the late 19th century was home to both Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective Sherlock Holmes. This book looks at some of the many locations in both central and outer London that have connections to one or both of these famous names. In addition to examining the history this book also looks at some of the theories that have been woven over the years around Holmes and these locations.
Winner of the Howlett Award (Sherlock Holmes book of the year - Sherlock Holmes Society of London).
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most written about men who ever lived but despite this, some parts of his life get little attention. One such period is between 1891 and 1894 when he lived in South Norwood in present day south east London.
During this period, he wrote and published much of his best work including the first two series of Sherlock Holmes short stories. This book looks at his life during this period and, in contrast to other biographies, spends time looking at some of his input into local Norwood life.