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Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews 56 Sherlock Holmes Stories in 56 Days by Charlotte Anne Walters

26 Dec

“56 Sherlock Holmes Stories in 56 Days by Charlotte Anne Walters. After submitting her novel Barefoot on Baker Street, Charlotte Anne Walters set herself the task of re-reading all the short stories in the Canon, one a day, and writing about each of them on the same day for her blog at http://barefootonbakerstreet.wordpress.com/. For the book publication she has added her observations on the four long stories. Her remarks are often amusing, occasionally thought-provoking (why so little protest about the uncanonical back-story for Mary Morstan in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes? I suspect it’s because so much else in the film is defiantly uncanonical), and always personal and entertaining. She seems unaware that the text in the Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes is American, and differs in several instances from what was (and ought still to be) the standard British text. And I can assure her that marriage between first cousins was and is perfectly acceptable in British law – and church law, if it comes to that. Royalties from the book go to the Undershaw Preservation Trust. “

Roger Johnson

56 Sherlock Holmes Stories in 56 Days is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and NobleAmazon, in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide. In ebook format there is Amazon Kindle,Nook and iPad format.

56 stories in 56 days

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