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These remarkably candid and previously unpublished letters between Arthur Conan Doyle and his mother, dating from 1867 until her death in 1921, paint a fascinating portrait of one of Britain's most beloved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  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

Surprisingly, this book provides precisely what the title promises. Itís in three parts: I. Can we do without religion? II. Does God exist? III. Can there be an atheist spirituality? In Part I, Andre ... Read full review

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I thought I was agnostic, but it seems like I'm probably an atheist after all. A thought-provoking book, although at the beginning it is sometimes simply provoking. However, the author makes it clear that he's not a "God-basher," and the tone of the book is all the better for it. Read full review


The Schoolboy 18671876
The Medical Student 18761882

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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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