His Last Bow

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Project Gutenberg, Jun 15, 1986 - Detective and mystery stories, English - 191 pages
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The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism. He has, for many years, lived in a small farm upon the downs five miles from Eastbourne, where his time is divided between philosophy and agriculture.

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

A collection of late Holmes stories. It was actually fairly weak, especially the last story. (Mystery? What mystery? It was all a bit of WWI patriotic fluff. Since when does Holmes care about current affairs?) [June 2010] Read full review

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This is a "Full Cast" Radio Drama that BBC made during the late 80 on through until 1998. And the actor that plays Watson changes hands a few times, but to me it is not noticable. It is of the highest ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for 25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur--he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War--became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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