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World War One Body Armour and Conan Doyle

Yesterday I attended a talk at The National Archives in Kew. The subject was body armour in World War One and the part that Arthur Conan Doyle played in trying to improve the situation for British Soldiers.

Review: From Holmes to Sherlock

Yesterday I completed reading Mattias Bostrom's magnum opus From Holmes to Sherlock (I refuse to use the absurd UK title anymore).

Spiritualist Church in Danger

I've recently been contacted by a Wendy Stokes who is campaigning to save a Spiritualist Temple in Camden with Conan Doyle links.

Conan Doyle the Architect and a building in danger.

I received an email a few days ago from actor Brice Stratford regarding the Lyndhurst Grand Hotel in the New Forest.

From Holmes to Sherlock - initial thoughts

I'm only twenty chapters into this massive tome so please understand that this is a preliminary opinion.

Visit to the grave of Arthur Conan Doyle

On July 7th I visited the grave of Arthur Conan Doyle in Minstead. It was the second time I'd been but the first on the actual anniversary of his death.

Wow it's been a month

I do apologise for the lack of recent blog posts. Truth be told, I simply haven't been getting up to much on the Sherlockian front.

Review: Jack The Ripper - Case Closed by Gyles Brandreth

"What, another one?" I hear you cry. Yes, we have a novel about the solving of the Jack The Ripper crimes.

I normally avoid these like the plague. They tend to be either historically inaccurate or have anti-climactic conclusions.