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To celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday on the 22nd May, one of the world's most renown Sherlock Holmes historians Alistair Duncan appeared at Waterstones Croydon from 11am to sign copies of all three of his books - but in particular his latest book  'The Norwood Author' which is very much a local book for the store. Fans were treated to a rare bookstore appearance from Duncan who lives in South London Conan Doyle wrote many of his Sherlock Holmes stories while he was a resident in Norwood and many commentators feel that some of his best work came during...

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Hats off to Molly Carr whose debut novel 'The Sign Of Fear' is a wonderful book that charts the adventures of Mrs.Watson, the wife of Dr.Watson and her sidekick Emily Fanshaw. With a supporting cast of Sherlock Holmes, Dr.Watson and Moriarty it is a great story and a fresh female approach to the Holmes canon.

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So you are on your way to London and you want to visit some of the best places, but don't want to be the average kind of tourist? Several visitors from the USA in particular are turning the clock back 100 years and following in the footsteps of the world's most famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. Holmes historian Alistair Duncan came up with the brilliant idea of basing a guide around the places that appear in Holmes stories, but that were also dear to the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 'Close To Holmes' takes us around the main locations and...

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Creating engaging lesson plans is a challenge for any teacher, and in today's society where many children's confidence is limited by an over-exposure to computers and the pressures of a media driven existence, finding innovative ways to build their confidence is key. Hugh Cooke has worked with thousands of children using a fascinating method. He has adapted the traditional form of performance art - pantomime or 'panto'. Far removed from the stresses of performing plays and playlets, the pantomime is rooted in having fun and in particular laughing at the characters. Many teachers have taken Hugh's methods over the years...

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Motorsport News commented recently that there was a "not a lot of great motor-racing based fiction available" which we were pleased to hear, as that was a key reason why when we saw the manuscript for A Ribbon Of Road In The Moonlight from Michael Pearson we were delighted to publish it. Whilst we generally don't publish much fiction, where the subject is historical then we like to take a look.

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Facebook groups are becoming an important part of the marketing toolbox but what is the secret of success? A formula that ensures regular content contributions from the members.

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Alistair Duncan's new book 'The Norwood Author - Arthur Conan Doyle and the Norwood Years (1891 - 1894)' has received its first major review - 4 stars and a glowing report from The Bookbag. The book covers a critical stage in Conan Doyle's life - and one that has been rarely covered by other historians. "This book does an excellent job in detailing his activities as a resident of Norwood. There is a comprehensive choice of illustrations, both old and new, and appendices on relevant articles about him in the 'Norwood News' as well as his cricket performances. Also included...

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