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Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) takes the reader on a tour of his own bookshelf in this entertaining collection of essays, first published in 1907. Stressing the importance of reading, poetic licence and above all a pragmatic approach, this book is a glimpse into the mind that created Sherlock Holmes.About the Author:
Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. Sent off to boarding school, he cut his teeth as a story-teller amusing his schoolmates with tales and writing letters home to his mother. He practiced medicine and, in 1900, volunteered as a medic in Africa during the Boer War – he was later knighted for his service. Doyle lost a son, two brothers in law, and two nephews to the Great War. He is remembered for the Sherlock Holmes stories and his novel The Lost World.
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