Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Memories and Adventures (Wordsworth Literary Lives)

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Arthur Conan Doyle is best remembered today as the creator of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. But he was much more than that. Apart from being a popular and prolific author - his literary output included historical novels, science fiction and histories of the Boer War and the First World War - his passion for a wide range of subjects make him a colourful and fascinating character in his own right. He was an early champion of the Channel Tunnel, he played cricket for the MCC, was a staunch advocate of Spiritualism, introduced cross country skiing to Switzerland and he was acquainted with many of the notable public figures of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. His fascinating account of his life is a wonderful record of a unique individual. This volume has the added bonus of a perceptive and illuminating introduction by David Stuart Davies who throws some light into the darker areas of Conan Doyle's life.
 

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Published January 1, 1991 by PEERAGE BOOKS. 624 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Fiction

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