The Pole-Star & The Hope

So much of ‘The Captain of the Pole-Star must have been inspired by ACD’s tour as surgeon on the whaling ship ‘Hope’ when he was a third year medical student. He set sail on the ship on February 28, 1880. In her short biography  of ACD (‘Beyond Baker Street’) Janet Pascal writes that Conan Doyle “would remember the Arctic voyage as one of the high points of his life.”Image

 

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