Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters

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HarperPress, 2007 - Authors, Scottish - 710 pages
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These remarkably candid and previously unpublished letters between Arthur Conan Doyle and his mother, dating from 1867 until her death in 1921, paint a fascinating portrait of one of Britain's most beloved authors and a complex man who both embodied and defied the conventions of his time. More than 75 years after his death, Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of Britain's best-loved authors. Famed as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was a fascinating man in his own right -- physician, sportsman, crusader for social justice, war correspondent and military historian.

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User Review  - Emily Savary - Goodreads

A unusual and intimate look at the creator of Sherlock Holmes. I very much enjoyed learning more about Doyle's life through his own narrative, though I'm certain he never imagined the world would one day pour over his private letters. That in it's self makes them all the more intriguing. Read full review

Review: Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters

User Review  - Goodreads

A unusual and intimate look at the creator of Sherlock Holmes. I very much enjoyed learning more about Doyle's life through his own narrative, though I'm certain he never imagined the world would one day pour over his private letters. That in it's self makes them all the more intriguing. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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The Schoolboy 18671876
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The Medical Student 18761882
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Jon L. Lellenberg is the representative of Conan Doyle Estate Ltd, successor to the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's daughter and heir, Dame Jean Conan Doyle. He is one of the editors of Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters .

Daniel Stashower is the author of four mystery novels and a winner of the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing. He lives in Bethesda, MD.

Charles Foley is Arthur Conan Doyle's great-nephew and executor of his literary estate. He was one of the editors of Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters . He lives in Sussex, UK.

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