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A Night of Sherlock Holmes Legends

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Thursday evening was the re- opening of the iconic Sherlock Holmes Pub in London and it was the place to be if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan. Fifty key people from the Sherlockian world were invited to celebrate the major refurbishment. The pub is one of the most visited places on the Holmes trail for any fans coming to London and Sue and the team have done a great job updating it. We were invited as the UK’s main Sherlock Holmes publishers and we brought along books for all the guests (we went with Aside Arthur Conan Doyle which...

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Award for book on Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Norwood life

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The Croydon Guardian reports that a book about the time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spent in Norwood has scooped the top literary prize in the UK for Sherlock Holmes. "The Norwood Author picked up the Tony and Freda Howlett Literary Award 2011. The book explores Sir Arthur’s life between 1891 and 1894 when he lived in Norwood and wrote many of his most important Sherlock Holmes works, including the first two series of short stories. It is written by leading Holmes historian Alistair Duncan, who also lives in south Norwood and has written many previous books on the author of...

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The Norwood Builder gets 9 out of 10 - 56 Sherlock Holmes stories in 56 Days

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Charlotte Walters is on Day 24 of her quest to review the 56 Sherlock Holmes stories in 56 days (to celebrate the launch of her novel Barefoot on Baker Street) - and today its The Norwood Builder. Hats off to Charlotte who is juggling a full time demanding job, kids, commuting and trying to re-read a Holmes story - and review it - every day. We too love this story and Charlotte gives it a rare 9 out of 10. We also like it as one of our authors, Alistair Duncan, won the 2011 Howlett Award (Sherlock Holmes book of...

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Team 3 joins the Great Sherlock Holmes Debate

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The official press pass holders, Always 1895, broke the news last night that after huge pressure from fans, we have added a third team to the debate. The fans have argued that although there hasn't been a major 'traditional' adaptation of Holmes in the last decade, the ongoing and enduring influence of, at very least the Granada series with Jeremy Brett, should have a voice. Team 3 brings together 'The Traditional Adaptations' and whilst the ITV series is the most iconic, will also include team members from several adaptations that stay very close to the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories....

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The Bookbag reviews The Case of The Grave Accusation a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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" It's a neatly-turned tale which will amuse fans of Holmes and the non-Holmesian alike." The Bookbag is one of the UK's largest independent book reviews sites. Their review for The Case of The Grave Accusation is out this week and overall very positive. "Much in the way that legend says that King Arthur will return when his country needs him, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have returned because an accusation has been made against their creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The charge is that the great man plagiarised The Hound of the Baskervilles from his great friend Bertram Fletcher Robinson – and then...

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