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Sherlock Holmes Society of London Reviews The London of Sherlock Holmes

“As a step-by-step guide to the London of the Canon, it’s unbeatable”

As publishers we don’t like to overuse the word ‘epic’ but its the only way we can describe Thomas Wheeler’s quite amazing new book ‘The London of Sherlock Holmes’. Tom first launched a book a decade ago with 200 Holmes locations featured and this year the third version of his book has a staggering 400 locations.

“Thomas Bruce Wheeler has devoted much time and energy to researching our capital city. After 2009’s admirable The New Finding Sherlock’s London comes The London of Sherlock Holmes (MX Publishing; http://www.mxpublishing.com; £13.99/$22.95/€17.99), which updates the earlier book to a degree that no other guide, I think, has seriously considered. As before, we’re directed to more than 300 sites, each of whose significance is clearly and pithily stated. You can visit the locations of a specific adventure, explore the sites near each of a hundred railway or Underground stations, or take any of six walking tours in the footsteps of Holmes and Watson. But The London of Sherlock Holmes is ideally used in its e-book format where the map references are hyperlinked to Google Maps and over 400 photographs. As a step-by-step guide to the London of the Canon, it’s unbeatable.”

The London of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good book stores like Amazon, Barnes and Noble in paperback and in electronic versions such as Barnes and Noble Nook , Amazon Kindle and iBooks (iPad).

 

 

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Book Review – Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon: A Complete Tour Guide and Companion – Sherlock Holmes Society of London

One of our most popular books of 2010 and nominated for several awards, this wonderful guide has done well in all formats and will no doubt be a travel companion for many visiting Devon in 2011.

 

“A couple of years ago, Messrs Pugh and Spiring broke new ground with On the Trail of Arthur Conan Doyle: An Illustrated Devon Tour. This latest book is essentially an enlarged and improved version, benefiting greatly from the participation of a distinguished Devon historian. We knew that Conan Doyle was briefly in practice in Plymouth with the volatile Dr George Turnavine Budd, and that he later visited Dartmoor in company with his friend Bertram Fletcher Robinson to research local colour for The Hound of the Baskervilles, but Devon can claim another man, no less important to the success of the author and his immortal character — Sir George Newnes, founder and publisher of The Strand Magazine. Each man’s life and career, and his contribution to the life of the county, are summarised in the first hundred pages, with well-chosen illustrations.

Then some 220 pages are devoted to the much-expanded Devon tour. Even without the literary interest the tour would be worth undertaking, as the county is so remarkably varied and beautiful, but the chance to walk in the footsteps of Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes is almost irresistible. The book’s easy readability belies the awe-inspiring amount of research that’s gone into it.”

 

The book is available worldwide from all good bookstores.

In the USA direct from MX Publishing, AmazonBarnes and Noble, Amazon Kindle and iTunes [iPad and iPhone via iBooks].

In the UK from MX Publishing, Amazon, and Amazon Kindle.

 

ACD, Sherlock Holmes and Devon

Athur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2011 in Book Reviews

 

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