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A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Nigel Cawthorne

ISBN: 9781780330129
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1 November 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.8
Description:
"Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, Sherlock Holmes appears in four
novels and fifty-six short stories. Although Holmes was not the first literary
detective, he continues to have a perennial allure as the ultimate
sleuth.

As Holmes is being re-introduced to a new audience through TV and film,
Cawthorne introduces the general reader to Holmes and his creator Arthur Conan
Doyle. He gives a full biography of author as well as his creation, including
his resurrection following his unlikely death at the hands of arch enemy,
Moriarty. Cawthorne also surveys the world of Holmes, looking at Victorian
crime, the real characters behind Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade, as well as
the world on the doorstep of 22b Baker Street."

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