I bet it’s good, old, Dr. John Watson ;-)

Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle Posted on June 29, 2010 Plato? Philo of Alexandria? Ian MacLaren? John Watson? This blog post is based on a question that was posed at the wonderful blog used by the quotation expert Fred Shapiro who is the editor of one of the best reference works…

Why Norway?

The end of ‘Black Peter’ leaves a huge question. We finish the story now, but must take note of the footnote in Leslie Klinger’s ‘Annotated’: The sentence from the story: “If you want me for the trial my address and that of Watson will be somewhere in Norway — I’ll send particulars later. “ And…

Classic Sherlockian Illustrations Here…

In this collection: • Sidney Paget •• Frederic Dorr Steele •• Richard Gutschmidt • • Josef Friedrich •• Frank Wiles •• W. H. Hyde •• Frederic H. Townsend •• Arthur Twidle •• Gilbert Halliday •• Joseph Simpson •• H. M. Brock •• Alec Ball •• Walter Paget •• Alfred Gilbert •• Howard K. Elcock • The great Holmes illustrations by the classic Sherlockian artists can be seen at this site http://ignisart.com/camdenhouse/gallery/index.html  

Lucky Neligan

From Christopher Roden’s and Philip Weller’s book: ‘The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes’ (Crescent Books)1992. “Hopkins is quite correct when he warns John Neligan that he should keep the rest of his statement for the courts, for police officials at the time were specifically  ordered not to take  statements from those who might be…