A Sherlock Holmes Handbook Hardcover – 25 Jul 1993
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Top Customer Reviews
This is such an important book that it's worth noting the few errors: "A Case of Identity" has indeed been adapted for radio at least twice by the BBC (p.13); the landlady who promised green peas at 7.30 was not Mrs Hudson but the proprietress of an inn (p.43); as far as I know a portion of the MS of "The Crooked Man" is not on deposit at Marylebone Library, though "The Lion's Mane" is (p.54); Dame Jean Conan Doyle's Christian names are Jean Lena Annette, not Lena Jean, and according to Dame Jean her parents' surname was Conan Doyle, not Doyle (p.72); the "amateur reasoner" did not solve the cases of "The Lost Special" and "The Man With the Watches" (p.82); Ellery Queen's novel A Study in Terror was based on the film, not vice versa (p.168); the Gielgud radio series was produced by Harry Alan Towers and not by the BBC (p.170); Jonathan Newth played Colonel Walter in Granada's Bruce-Partington Plans, not Geoffrey Bayldon, who was Sidney Johnson (p.176); Wayne & Francine Swift's presentation at Autumn in Baker Street 1987 surely covered this Society's Swiss Pilgrimage of that year rather than Sherry Rose-Bond and Scott Bond's trip (p.202); this Society has visited Switzerland in costume in 1968, 1978, 1987, 1988 and 1991 (pp. 202 & 206); John Doubleday's statue of Holmes in Meiringen, unveiled in 1988, was either the first or the second in the world (p.211).
That is an astonishingly tiny number of errors in such a densely-packed text. Proofreading and presentation generally are first-rate, and I thoroughly recommend the book.
Roger Johnson BSI, Editor: "The District Messenger"