Conan Doyle's Wide World

Conan Doyle's Wide World : Sherlock Holmes and Beyond

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With fascinating extracts from his own writings, this book reveals the captivating travels and adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle - the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Arthur Conan Doyle was not simply the creator of the world's greatest detective; he was also an intrepid traveler and extraordinary travel writer. His descriptions of his journeys and adventures--which took him to the Arctic and the Alps, throughout Africa, Australia and North America, and across every ocean in between--are full of insight, humor and exceptional evocations of place. Until now, these captivating travelogues have never been gathered together. In this ground-breaking book, Andrew Lycett, Conan Doyle's celebrated biographer, collects and annotates the best of his writings from around the world, which illuminate not just the places he visited, but the man himself.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 35.56mm | 500g
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 x 8pp plate sections
  • 1788312066
  • 9781788312066
  • 1,080,138

Table of contents


The Arctic
Great Britain and Ireland
Middle East
North America
Indian Subcontinent
Australia and New Zealand
South America
General Romance and Adventure

Select Bibliography
A Note on the Author
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Review quote

Andrew Lycett's book is a perfect guide to this "wide world", and every Holmes fan should have a copy. -- David Platzer * Catholic Herald * Lycett's intriguing tome lets you travel by proxy, as Conan Doyle's globetrotting continues into the Middle East, Africa,
across North America, through South America and Down Under. His descriptions are quoted and there is a fine selection of glossy old pictures. * Daily Mail * This is definitely one for the fans: a romantic paean to a lost age. The Sherlock Holmes industry marches on. -- Simon Humphreys * The Mail on Sunday *
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About Andrew Lycett

Andrew Lycett is a writer and broadcaster who has written acclaimed biographies of Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle. As a journalist, Lycett has contributed regularly to The Times, Sunday Times and many other newspapers and magazines. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society.
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