The Hound Of The Baskervilles – A Sherlock Holmes Reader

The Hound Of The Baskervilles – A Sherlock Holmes Reader

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This unique volume is aimed at the new generation of Sherlockians from nine to ninety-nine. It contains Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novel, complimented by a fun and fact filled educational supplement which consists of; a who’s who, location lists, writing tasks, research exercises, a crossword puzzle, histories of Queen Victoria, Victorian childhood, transport and travel, Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan Police Force, a guide to Sherlock Holmes’ London, a history of Sherlock Holmes on the stage, screen, and radio, an original audio play for four aspiring young actors, colourful characters from the Sherlock Holmes’ canon, the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a Victorian timeline. Many of the above come with an abundance of question and answer tasks.

Author      Nick Reekie

ISBN         9781804240472

Pages       198

Format      Colour Paperback

Date          1st November 2022

 

About the author

Nick Reekie was first introduced to Sherlock Holmes at the tender age of eight when his father, Richard, arrived home one afternoon with two bound volumes of the Strand Magazine under his arm. 

Further volumes would arrive weekly along with the odd hardback, paperback, and once to his great delight a gramophone record from the 1954 radio series starring Sir John Gielgud as Holmes and Sir Ralph Richardson as Watson. His first cinematic experience was at the Hippodrome in Putney where his father took him to see The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Peter Cushing and Andre Morell. It has remained his favourite Holmes film. 

His love of the stories of Sherlock Holmes as chronicled by his friend and assistant, Dr. John H. Watson, with perhaps just a little help from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has never waned and this volume is his homage to that greatest of all detectives. The original finely detailed illustrations have taken him “more years to draw than I care to mention”, with a single image requiring up to two months to fully render.

 

Nick Reekie lives with his wife, Barbara, in Southfields, London.


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