Meet Sherlock Holmes back in the day–before his fame grew as a result of a certain canine from an out of the way spot called Baskerville. To learn more or to purchase a copy, select the cover images below.
Before Sherlock Holmes became the world’s greatest consulting detective, scandal rocked the Holmes family.
Only weeks into his first year at Eton, Sherlock’s father calls him and his brother back to Underbyrne, the ancestral estate. Mrs. Holmes has been accused of murder. Not only had the village midwife been found with a pitchfork in her back in the estate’s garden,
she’d argued with Mrs. Holmes about some of her practices just days before. The midwife’s husband demands justice and will not be satisfied until Mrs. Holmes is convicted. Can Sherlock save her from the gallows?
“[Dr.] Sherwood-Fabre’s attention to detail and vivid prose are on full display in this delightful look at the evolution of a young Sherlock
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Return to 1895 and learn how to live like a Victorian.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are full of everyday Victorian activities and events that send the twenty-first-century reader to consult their reference books. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of
gentlemen’s clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system.
These forty-eight short essays, gathered together from the first two volumes of “The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes” series, explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original stories. Readers gain modern-day insight into the nineteenth-century world.
Untangle the complexities of inheritance, the Victorian wedding, and the treatment of brain fever. Discover the pleasures of the circus,
the Turkish bath, and beekeeping. Such examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world’s most famous
“Slop shops,” “scissorizing,” “agony aunts,” and “foolscap” meant something to Victorians. Twenty-four short essays explore these and
other ideas to provide a deeper understanding of the original Sherlock Holmes tales.
Common Victorian references appear throughout the original Sherlock Holmes tales and send modern-day readers running to
references books to discover their meaning. These twenty-four short essays explain and explore various aspects of life mentioned in
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, providing twenty-first-century insight into the nineteenth-century world.
The collection also includes the essay “Evil Women: The Villainesses of the Canon,” originally published in the “Baker Street Journal”.
“Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained!” Carole Nelson Douglas, Bestselling Author
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