The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany
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The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

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This miscellany explores the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, his place in literary history and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions. Contains facts, trivia and quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary stories, the reader can also explore the often weird and wonderful characters who graced Conan Doyle's pages. Do you know the difference between a Penang Lawyer and a Tide-Waiter? And if you think a `life preserver' is a cork-filled flotation device, how does Wilson Kemp fit one into the sleeve of his jacket? The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany is light-hearted and highly informative, and perfect for both the Sherlock aficionado and those new to the world of 221B Baker Street.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 114 x 174 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075247152X
  • 9780752471525
  • 380,442

About Roger Johnson

Roger Johnson and Jean Upton have been members of The Sherlock Holmes Society for many years and have both regularly contributed to its popular journal, which Roger edits. Other Sherlockian publications they have written for include "The Baker Street Journal," "The Musgrave Papers," "The Passengers' Log," and "The Ritual." Gyles Brandreth is the author of "Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance" and" ""Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders.""show more

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"Absolutely packed with useful information...While it's most valuable as an introduction for new Holmes fans, even Holmes experts will learn something new." The Best of Sherlock Holmes.com"show more

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