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Barefoot Around The World - Sherlock Holmes on his travels

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Charlotte Walters is rapidly becoming our most innovative author. If taking on the challenge of reading and reviewing all 56 stories of Sherlock Holmes in 56 days in a row (Charlotte is currently on Day 29) Charlotte has launched another fun book promotion idea. Barefoot Around the World encourages the readers of her stunning debut Holmes novel to take a picture of themselves with the book (or just the book) in locations all around the world and send them in. Reviews for Charlotte's book have, in the main been wonderful. There are some traditionalists that are not comfortable with a...

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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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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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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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