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1 December, 2019

On This Day In History....

A Study in Scarlet is the first Sherlock Holmes novel.

Written by Arthur Conan Doyle and first published on the first of December in the Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887.

Who could have ever predicted what would happen next! A slow start! 

But then...

In 1891 and ’92 the first Sherlock Holmes short stories appeared in the then-new Strand Magazine and became an enormous transatlantic sensation.

This soon made him one of the best-known and highest-paid writers in the world.

In the end, over a forty-year period, he wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

The Conan Doyle Estate - Meet The Man - The Author

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23 December, 2019

Merry Christmas from The Conan Doyle Estate

It's been quite the year and the family would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has been in touch, submitted stories, hatched plans with us, enquired about working with us, had inspirational conversations and jumped on board with the Estate in 2019.

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27 November, 2019

Inspiring Arthur Conan Doyle

It's great to see Sir Arthur Conan Doyle referenced as inspiration for the new Daniel Craig film - 'Knives Out.'

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