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Extract from: Close To Holmes -A Look at the Connections Between Historical London, Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The Langham Hotel, which is a walk of a few minutes from Queen Anne Street, can make four immediate claims on the interest of the Sherlock Holmes or Conan Doyle enthusiast. On August 30th 1889 Conan Doyle attended a dinner at the hotel at the invitation of J. M. Stoddart, the editor of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. Among the other guests at this dinner was none less than Oscar Wilde. Conan Doyle himself regarded it as a ‘golden evening’ and by...

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With all the museums and art galleries closed due to COVID-19, we tracked down a virtual tour of The Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street. It's one of the locations featured in Alistair Duncan's wonderful tour of London through the eyes of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 'Close To Holmes'.  We also have a virtual tour of The Art of Sherlock Holmes. ...and please remember every book bought on this site we will plant a tree as part of our #bookstotrees campaign.  

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The Art of Sherlock Holmes Virtual Gallery is available 24-7 and includes all forty three pieces of art from the first three books - West Palm Beach, USA and Global Editions.  We have a competition running to win three t-shirts - Enter Here. Here's a short intro video about The Virtual Gallery:  

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"Adapted as a graphic novel by the brilliant Czech illustrator Petr Kopl and translated (back) into English by Paul & Jana Simpson. Actually there are two adventures here, the other being ‘The Speckled Band’, and both serve to show Holmes that women can be just as courageous and intelligent as men – much to Watson’s satisfaction. The result is a feast for the eye and the imagination. The vivid, exciting text is enhanced by artwork that’s by turns deeply atmospheric and devastatingly funny – and often beautiful. This is a thoroughly classy production. The original won the 2013 Fabula Rasa Czech Award for the best script, best artwork and best comic book. It’s easy to...

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Ben Cardall, 'The Deductionist' is the closest to a modern day Sherlock Holmes that you can get. In his latest video he reacts to the TV show 'The Mentalist'. You can learn how to become Sherlock from Ben's book 'The Monographs'.  

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Ben Cardall, 'The Deductionist' is the closest to a modern day Sherlock Holmes that you can get. In his latest video he reacts to the CBS show 'Elementary'. You can learn how to become Sherlock from Ben's book 'The Monographs'.

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The latest versions of the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories are now available to order form our website here (and we'll plant a tree for you as part of our #bookstotrees project) and copies will be dispatched early April. You can also pre-order from Amazon USA (22nd May relelase). The collection continues to break records - Volumes XIX, XX and XXI  - The largest group of Sherlock Holmes authors in a Holmes collection with over 200 - The most pages with over 10,000 - The most words with over 1 million - The most stories with over 400 and...

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To get a four star review from The Bookbag is impressive, and all the more so if it is your debut book. Gerry Kelly gets a very solid thumbs up for his collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories; "I'll spare people the details of Holmes and Watson as crime-solvers – I'm assuming anyone likely to pick this one up is probably familiar with the Victorian duo. This is generally very faithful to the Arthur Conan Doyle originals and the best stories in this set of thirteen sound authentic enough to take their place alongside some of the canon. The strong...

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"Richly illustrated with team photographs over more than 100 years, this is a fascinating piece of social history based around one of the oldest rugby clubs in the country. Providing moving accounts of club members who lost their lives in the two World Wars, this is an important and fascinating history of a club that has retained a strong community focus." The BookBag The book is available from  Amazon UK and Amazon USA The full review is on The Bookbag site.

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Kelvin Jones will be familiar to many Sherlock Holmes fans and especially the fans of the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes stories where he has appeared with several stories (most recently in Volumes XVI and XVIII).  Kelvin is a huge fan of The Hound, and recently launched an annotated version that lands at a whopping large format 383 page, 172 footnote edition, massive bibliography and in depth analyses. It's available on Amazon USA - Annotated Hound. However, Kelvin tells us that he has a limited edition hardcover - just 45 copies - 100 gsm paper, glue bound in strong, elegant...

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