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The Sydney Passengers reviews The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes, The Sherlockian Artwork of Norman Schatell

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The Sydney Passengers reviews The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes, The Sherlockian Artwork of Norman Schatell “Although I was aware of the name, I don’t know that I had seen more than a couple of Norman Schatell’s Sherlockian cartoons so I approached this collection with a great deal of anticipation. A good number of the drawings raised a smile and I laughed out loud at some of the cartoons. Mr Schatell’s drawings are affectionate, knowledgeable and never sarcastic or mean-spirited. I was at times puzzled, though, until I realised that the collection seems to contain every extant example of Mr...

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Amy Thomas reviews The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes: The Sherlockian Artwork of Norman Schatell

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The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes: The Sherlockian Artwork of Norman Schatell Reviewed by Amy Thomas The Baker Street Babes "As an art lover, I derive special joy from visiting museums like the Met in New York or the National Gallery. There’s a somewhat impish part of me, however, that takes more than a little delight in The Far Side and any collection of cartoons from The New Yorker I can get my hands on. It’s difficult to explain the appeal of a humorous cartoon—you either get it or you don’t, much like lolcats or anti-joke chicken. If, like me, you’re the sort of...

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Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews The Punishment of Sherlock Holmes

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"deliberately and successfully funny" The Punishment of Sherlock Holmes is an engaging collection from Philip K Jones and Bob Burr collected over decades. The Sherlock Holmes Society of London describes the book this week in their journal as: "The Punishment of Sherlock Holmes: Selected Sherlockian Puns edited by Bob Burr and Philip K Jones is a deliberately and successfully funny assemblage of what must be several hundred short and short-short shaggy dog stories about Holmes and Watson. The book is dedicated to John Bennett Shaw, who would have loved it." The book compiles short stories from several decades and from...

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