Sunday, 8 May 2011

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon by Brian W. Pugh Paul R Spiring and Sadru Bhanji

This book, an extended version of an earlier edition, won't be on your bookshelf. Why not? Because it will be tucked securely inside  your rucksac as 'a complete tour guide and companion'. The first four chapters are detailed accounts of the main characters: Conan Doyle, George Turnavine Budd, Fletcher Robinson and George Newnes -  without whose 'Strand Magazine' Doyle might never have achieved such world-wide fame. These are followed by detailed maps with which to reach a large number of the relevant locations, some fascinating facts about each area and a very comprehensive bibliography. This imaginative venture is most definitely for anyone who loves walking in Devon, with Sherlock Holmes the icing on the cake so to speak.

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