Saturday, July 24, 2004

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Britannia Biographies:

"What a debt we all owe to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation of Sherlock Holmes, one of the most exciting figures in all of English fiction, not to mention Holmes' lovable, genial compan"

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Local guide -

... "A one-man show about 'The Demons of Sherlock Holmes' comes out of good teenage mental health, according to Cody Stage owner Joe Sears.Sears booked the play not only for entertainment, but to exemplify the good mental health teens can achieve when allowed to explore their goals and receive encouragement in any endeavor, he said."...

Guardian Unlimited Books | News | Crime crown goes to Christie:

... "Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of famous Baker Street resident Sherlock Holmes, won second place in the poll. US crime writer Patricia Cornwell came in a close third for her novel"...

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Duke of Hollywell:

"This is a bit of find - the only surviving recording of a performance by Ben Wright and Eric Snowden from late 1949.
The plot concerns the Duke of Hollywell, who introducing himself as 'John Smith' attempts to commission Holmes to find out the identity of someone who is blackmailing him over (ahem) 'supper' with an actress. The Duke, being a somewhat dim old buffer, refuses to disclose the name of the actress. Holmes turns down the case (and �1,000 fee), exit Duke stage left and possibly the shortest ever Holmes adventure."